To Install Vmware tools upon a debian etch instance. It is not a hard process. Here is the step by step process to install the vmware tools upon a debian installation.
Install some required packages upon the installed machine.
Mount the vmware iso image
Copy the vmware tools to the temporary folder
Go to the temporary folder
Unpack the VMware archive distribution.
get into the unpacked directory
execute the installer
once a machine has rebooted, if you have x windows installed upon your system, or from a remote x desktop.