I'm installing Matlab in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS by using terminal commands. As mentioned in installation guide I am entering the following command:

/path_to_dvd/install &

but when I enter the command it shows permission denied.

$ /home/pawan/Documents/matlab/Matlab_Unix_2012a/ml2012au/install &
[1] 19068
bash: /home/pawan/Documents/matlab/Matlab_Unix_2012a/ml2012au/install: Permission denied

I have mounted my .iso file and given path of that as well but it didn't work and
I gave path of my .iso also.

  • What about using sudo? – Danatela Mar 12 '14 at 8:08
  • Like the ^ user said, your command would be sudo /path_to_dvd/install & – Avinash Raj Mar 12 '14 at 8:09
  • I doubt "sudo" is the solution. I see a flaw: /home/pawan/Documents/matlab/Matlab_Unix_2012a/ml2012au/install should not be a path to a DVD but to a downloaded file. Please provide a reference to the installation method. Most likely you need to do cd /home/pawan/Documents/matlab/Matlab_Unix_2012a/ml2012au/ and then ./install. Also make sure install is an executable. – Rinzwind Mar 12 '14 at 8:20
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    post the error report. – Avinash Raj Apr 15 '14 at 5:40
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    to make it executable, change the attributes of the file using chmod command. eg. Go to the directory and run, sudo chmod 777 install then run, sudo ./install – CR2 Apr 15 '14 at 5:41

I have MATLAB running on Kubuntu 14.04. The reason you are unable to install it is because I think you are confusing the installation procedures with the downloaded files with the DVD installation procedures in the pdf.

After extracting your Linux installer (which should be "matlab_R2014a_glnxa64" for the latest release for Linux), open a terminal and change your directory to the installation folder, than type ./install.

According to your folder structure, the installer should be in "/home/pawan/Documents/matlab/Matlab_Unix_2012a/ml2012au/"


$ cd /home/pawan/Documents/matlab/Matlab_Unix_2012a/ml2012au/
$ ./install

However, your folder name is "Matlab_Unix_2012a" which tells me you are using both an old version and it is probably the wrong operating system as well. I wouldn't know until you report back. If you are installing via an institution, I suggest getting the latest stable release for Linux. Ubuntu is explicitly mentioned.

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