Since this morning I’ve been fighting against VMware Player installation without any success till a couple of moments ago.
After reading a lot of tutorials about related issues that were fixed using the any-any patches, I’ve found the specific-specific patch (the ones who should be used for specific kernel versions).
After you install this patch the installation will proceed and your problems will go away.
This happened because I was trying to install VMware Player 2.0.5, an old version.
At the moment the latest version is 2.5 and it already has a nice GUI and runs with no problems, try it.. it will save you some precious time.