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How in the world am I supposed to install MATLAB on Linux Ubuntu 20.04?!

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I know this question was asked multiple times not just on this forum but many other ones. But I just can’t seem to get the help I need to get the MATLAB installer running. So I have the installer in an .iso format. I mounted it, and opened the folder. And now I see 9 folders and 1 file: boot, casper, dists, EFI, install, isolinux, pool, preseed, ubuntu, and md5sum.txt. And inside the install folder is just one file that is mt86plus. I have no idea where to go from here. I really need support. And it really doesn’t help that I am new to Linux.

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MarKf
MarKf on 6 Feb 2023
cd mounted/directory/with/matlab
./install
But you probably already tried that. Add sudo first before the command maybe. You said you already mounted it, maybe not with the command but with Disk Image Mounter. You could try sudo mount -o loop pth/file.iso /mnt/iso and verify that with mount or df -H or ls -l /mnt/iso/.
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Ali Almakhmari
Ali Almakhmari on 6 Feb 2023
Edited: Ali Almakhmari on 6 Feb 2023
When I try the ./install I get an error that says something along the words that install is a folder and not a file. And regarding your second suggestion, I don't have a zip file or the option to download the zip file instead of the iso. However, I will repeat the process with sudo mount and let you know...that might make a difference but I highly doubt it.

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