Downloaded Matlab 2016b .iso files as dvd1 and dvd2.

Right Click > extract here

Opened terminal and cd /path_of_dvd1 then typed sudo ./install

Such an error occured

The installer cannot be run from inside the DVD directory. Change to your home directory and execute this command:


I did not understand what to do. How to fix it and install Matlab?


The message means that you have to be currently located in your home folder, and then execute the install script to start the installation process.

To do that, just open terminal, and then execute the install script from there by using the full path to the install script.


which can be

./home/<your username>/Downloads/R2016b_glnxa64_dvd1/install
  • Did it from home and result is sudo: ./home/<username>/Downloads/R2016b_glnxa64_dvd1/install: command not found – isifzade Feb 16 '17 at 12:38
  • worked when removed '.' – isifzade Feb 16 '17 at 12:40

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