I had the same problem with both installers under VMware Player 9. However, based on suggestions in other threads on this board (hint: I did a search...) I just installed Cinnamon successfully by doing the following:
- started the VM with the network adapter disconnected
- before clicking the "Install" icon on the desktop I opened a Terminal window and typed
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sudo apt-get remove ubiquity-slideshow-mint
Not sure which trick was magic, but when I install the MATE version I'll try just leaving the network adapter disconnected and see how that goes.