I'm trying to install MATLAB R2015b on Ubuntu 15.10 via an iso installer, but when I get to the 'Choose Installation Folder' stage and click next, I get an error message:

Failed to Create Folder (/usr/local/MATLAB/R2015b/)

The default folder is set to /usr/local/MATLAB/R2015b and I have tried others (/opt/ and /usr/local/bin/) but get the same error message. Does anyone know how to fix this?

I have also tried rerunning the installer via:

sudo ./install

but just get the command not found error.


When matlab installation folder selection window appears erase all the text in the text box and put /home/Your_user_name/Matlab and continue . (the default path is /usr/local/Matlab/Rxxx, don't use it)

From https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1493 .

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