I am trying to install Matlab R2013A in Ubuntu 15.04 using an .iso file and:

  • I logged in as super user using sudo su.
  • I made a directory for a mount point using "mkdir -p /mnt/disk"
  • To mount the .iso I used: mount -o loop Matlab_801_R2013a_MacUnix /mnt/disk

but got the following error:

mount: Matlab_801_R2013a_MacUnix: failed to setup loop device: No such file or directory  

Could someone please explain me what is a loop setup and how I can solve this problem?

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    What is the exact iso file name and location ? You may need to add .iso at the end of the file name and include the exact path if the iso is not in the current directory. – Harris May 29 '15 at 2:58

You need the complete path for your iso file:

mount -o loop <path_to_iso>/Matlab_801_R2013a_MacUnix.iso /mnt/disk

And .iso files usually have an extension. Check that and note the correct spelling of the file..

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