Install Matlab on Ubuntu

24 Sep

1. Copy the iso files to the desktop of the virtual machine:

2. Mout the DVD image

sudo mount -t iso9660 /home/YourUserName/Desktop/2009b.iso /media/cdrom -o loop

3. Run the command in a terminal:

sudo /media/cdrom0/install

Do not run the command by clicking the install as shown in the figure, otherwise, it will complain there is no right to access the target folder.

4. As usual, procede as prompt:

5. Now the journey is started, see the progress and grap a cup of coffee, ….

6. Activate the matlab, and then start it!


Posted by on September 24, 2009 in Linux, Maths


3 responses to “Install Matlab on Ubuntu

  1. Drmatter

    May 12, 2010 at 12:33 am

    Thank you so much for this. This is a really awesome guide.

  2. illimano

    July 4, 2010 at 1:44 am


    that’s exactly what I did…
    but at the end of the day I could not see any matlab launcher, if you know what I mean….

    The installation seem to works, but then I cannot find the matlab (executable) file…

    Any idea?

  3. Dustin

    September 18, 2011 at 11:40 am

    You can create your own launcher. First try the command

    matlab -desktop

    to make sure that matlab and the GUI work. Then go to the menu and create a launcher using this command.


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