Hi folks, here are my results so far !
Took Hans advice, and used Etch to support my hardware, Dell PE 860 dual core Pentium D.
Then followed Falko's guide at :
But modified these things :
1. At first, replace the kernel-headers by linux-headers in falko's long apt-get sequence, remove also xlibs-dev.
2. Apt-get install psmisc gcc libc6-dev
psmisc fixes missing killall command in etch
gcc wasn't installed on my etch
libc6-dev was needed to correct 'The VMware VmPerl Scripting API was not installed.'
3. Installed the vmware server...
4. Installed the vmware console...
Logged in the console ! That's it !
A Cold Beer goes to Hans and Falko