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  1. #1

    Default Need help installing Matlab7

    Heya,

    I need some help installing Matlab7 on opensuse. Its driving me nuts.
    I'm using OpenSUSE 11.1 64bit, and I want to install a unix version of matlab.


    I need to make a folder like this:

    /usr/Matlab7/

    I did that already, by typing
    Code:
    sudo mkdir
    in the console. Now I can't copy files to that folder.I checked the persmissions, they're all greyed out.

    Later in the installation I'll need the hostname of my computer. How do I get that?

    Daqar

  2. #2
    palladium NNTP User

    Default Re: Need help installing Matlab7

    installation of a unix program normally does *not* require the user to
    make a sub-directory under /usr nor copy files to it..

    where did you get that program?

    did it come as an rpm? or source? bin? did you compile it? or what?
    are the install instructions in a file that you post parts of?

    is this a full up licensed copy...a trial version? or what?

    your questions seems VERY strange to me...and i suspect you need to
    talk with the folks who sold you your copy!

    --
    palladium

  3. #3

    Default Re: Need help installing Matlab7

    When doing system-wide installation, don't use sudo. Instead, login as su (root) and work as root. Will be easier.

    To create the directory, say

    mkdir /usr/Matlab7/

    You can get the hostname of a computer by logging in and starting a terminal. Usually you will get a shell prompt like

    root@linux-b7k:/root #

    The hostname then is linux-b7k.

    A default name "localhost" is also provided.

    The name is fixed in the file /etc/hosts The IP of the computer, among others, is 127.0.0.2. The computer usually has several IP addresses.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Need help installing Matlab7

    Code:
    Table 1-1: Summary of Installation Procedure
     Perform the pre-installation tasks described in Before You Install on
     page 1-8
     Step 1: Log in to the system
     Step 2: Mount the CD-ROM drive
     Step 3: Create the installation directory
     Step 4: Put the License File in the installation directory
     Step 5: Start the installer
     Step 6: Review the license agreement
     Step 7: Verify the installation directory name
     Step 8: Verify the License File
     Step 9: Specify the products to install
     Step 10: Specify location of symbolic links
     Step 11: Begin the installation
     Step 12: Exit the installer
     Perform the post-installation tasks described in After You Install on
     page 1-21
    That is the install guide thats on the cd...

    Daqar

  5. #5

    Default Re: Need help installing Matlab7

    So what step could you reach?

    How much is your experience with Linux?

    Have you installed any other packages onto a Linux computer?

  6. #6

    Post Re: Need help installing Matlab7

    you can't install matlab as root. Change the permisions of /usr/local/matlab so you can write to them as a normal user.
    Then just use /media/cdrom/install.It could possibly a problem with FC4, did you manage to install it on FC3 or any other distro.I think it may be a problem specific to Fedora 4.
    Jonathan_R's daughter

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    palladium NNTP User

    Default Re: Need help installing Matlab7

    Daqar wrote:
    > Step 2: Mount the CD-ROM drive
    > Step 3: Create the installation directory
    > Step 4: Put the License File in the installation directory
    > Step 5: Start the installer
    > Perform the post-installation tasks described in "After You Install" on
    > page 1-21
    >
    > That is the install guide thats on the cd...


    yes, but that is the BRIEF overview...see there is reference to a
    MULTI-page manual....which you need to find, because it will tell you
    in specific detail the commands you need to use (or should tell you)

    ok, so here is a little (i hope) help....you used a terminal/console
    or command line to make your directory...you can do that to move files
    too..

    the format would be something like this:

    Code:
    sudo cp /[full path to CD]/License File /usr/Matlab7/
    and give the root pass when asked..

    the format is

    Code:
    cp [source] [destination]

    you can read a lot more about the copy (cp) command in the manual,
    just type:

    Code:
    man cp
    and, find that 21 page manual, i reckon it is ON the CD...and, i
    reckon you are gonna need it...because your next question i'm gonna
    suddenly realize this is *not* an openSUSE problem causing your
    frustration, but rather a Matlab documentation failure (or your
    failure to find the docs you probably PAID for) and suggest you seek
    the answer at:
    http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/
    http://www.mathworks.com/support/

    --
    palladium

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    Default Re: Need help installing Matlab7

    OK, I've been to uni the last few days to ask my teachers about how to install matlab. I was using an ISO-file, that I mounted using furious iso. I kept having problems with that license file. It was too old for one thing. It turns out I should just register myself on the mathworks page with my university e-mail address, an activation key that my teacher gave me and get a campus license.

    After that the installation was breeze using the internet installation. Most difficult thing was that I ended up having to download matlab's many toolboxes individually !!

    And now I have a newer version of Matlab.

    But still, thanks for all the help and support. Now I just need to figure out how to make shortcut/icon launcher for matlab, that I can place in my cairo dock!!

    Daqar

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