To run a basic set up of MineMeld on VMWare desktop, you can use a simple loader that will automatically install the required packages on a stock Ubuntu 14.04 LTS cloud image and set up a basic config of MineMeld for you. This loader is packaged in a cloud-init ISO image that should be added to the standard Ubuntu OVA.
NOTE: Internet connectivity is required to setup MineMeld. First time image is booted it will automatically download all the newest required components and install them on the Ubuntu cloud image.
A video about installing MineMeld on VMware desktop is now availble: click here