"Note: Drupal supports MyISAM and InnoDB table types. NDB tables (MySQL Cluster) are not supported." From http://drupal.org/requirements. Drupal 5.x, 6.x, 7.x requirements page. And my uniformserver was not set up this way, thus the original question. I did as outlined above and D7 loaded just fine.
Yup, I just installed Drupal 7 a minute ago and can confirm that nothing broke after ALTERing all the tables to ENGINE=MyISAM.