Not sure you can run a preinstalled linux install under windows host of vmware. I seen articles on using your current Windows install as your guest under vmware but it requires a second hardware database since as a guest it uses generic virtual interfaces for things like sound and networking. You don't use the drivers for the real hardware but the drivers from the vmware tools. Here is one a found to do windows on a linux vmware host. http://news.u32.net/articles/2006/07...ical-partition
If you it can be done under windows vmware to run an existing linux install as a guest then things that need modified would be /etc/modprobe.conf, /etc/fstab, maybe /boot/grub/grub.conf. Changing network settings and setup as a bridge. To me looks possible but would take some time.