how to mount an iso image

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  1. mickeyliv

    mickeyliv New Member

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    ok so I am kinda new to linux, so bare with me.. I downloaded matlab and am trying to install it via mounting the iso image, but can't seem to get it right..
    This is what I have been trying to do in the terminal so far, lemme know if I am doing this right.. thanks.
    [root@ml ~]# mkdir /Matlab
    [root@ml ~]# mount -t iso9660 -o loop ~/downloads/Matlab801_MacUnix.iso /Matlab
    mount: /Matlab: mount failed: No such file or directory

    What am I doing wrong I have no clue, since I am not that versed in linux info. thanks guys.

  2. ehansen

    ehansen New Member Staff Writer

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    What does "ls /" (w/o quotes) show?
  3. mickeyliv

    mickeyliv New Member

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    would I put that like this... mount -t iso9660 -o loop ~/downloads/Matlab801_MacUnix.iso ls/Matlab
    whaddya mean? sorry put ls after iso file?
  4. mickeyliv

    mickeyliv New Member

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    would I put that like this... mount -t iso9660 -o loop ~/downloads/Matlab801_MacUnix.iso ls/Matlab
    whaddya mean? sorry put ls after iso file?
    Or ls /Matlab?? either way nothing, nothing in the directory /Matlab, or same thing telling me mount failed.. ugh.
  5. mickeyliv

    mickeyliv New Member

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    I think I got it..

    [root@ml ~]# ls
    anaconda-ks.cfg Desktop Matlab Matlab801

    okay so now I am in the Matlab801 directory, how do I install the rest..
  6. ehansen

    ehansen New Member Staff Writer

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    Okay cowboy, slow down.

    Looks like for whatever reason mkdir /Matlab made the directory in /root instead (so its /root/Matlab). So, try this:

    mount -t iso9660 -o loop ~/downloads/Matlab801_MacUnix.iso ~/Matlab

    If that works, then you should be able to run:

    cd ~/Matlab

    And install it...that of which someone else will have to help you, or you Google it, because I don't use Matlab.
  7. mickeyliv

    mickeyliv New Member

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    sorry I tried editing my comments, It got frozen and posted it more than I wanted too.. haha
    yeah it mounted it, now I just have to install it.. which I can't seem to get either.. thanks!!
  8. mickeyliv

    mickeyliv New Member

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    here we go..
    [root@ml ~]# ls
    anaconda-ks.cfg Desktop Matlab Matlab801

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