Install MATLAB 2014a in Ubuntu 16.04

Download & Extract

Click here to download Matlab 2014a, password: gby2. It contains the following three files.


Extract .rar files to somewhere, for example: /home/

Mount .iso file

Get into folders that contains extracted file, for example: /home/, and execute the following commands with root :

# mkdir /home/username/matlab_iso

# mount -o loop MATHWORKS_R2014A.iso ~/home/username/matlab_iso

Note: username in the above command should be replaced by your own username. (For we are using root to execute commands, but we don’t want to mount files to root folder, so we want to mount them somewhere else, like /home/username/matlab_iso for example.)

We can get this folder


# cd /home/username/matlab_iso

# ./install

Choose “install manually without using the internet” to install

Fullfill “file installation key: ” with 12345-67890-12345-67890

Check create shortcut in /usr/location/bin, so we can type in matlab in terminal to run matlab software.

Activate & Crack

Choose file named license_405329_R2014a.lic to activate (in Crack folder)

Copy Crack/Linux/ to /usr/local/MATLAB/R2014a/bin/glnxa64.

# cp /usr/local/MATLAB/R2014a/bin/glnxa64/

Create shortcut

Open Software Center, search matlab and click install

(optional) Install path: /user/local/MATLAB/R2014a


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