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How can I obtain a single installation package for MATLAB with the ISOs (Merge the ISO Images)?

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How can I obtain a single installation package for MATLAB with the ISOs (Merge the ISO Images)?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 13 Jul 2021
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 13 Jul 2021
The MATLAB ISO archive doubles as an offline installer for MATLAB. Instead of burning the ISO archive, it is possible to extract it using 7zip to create an offline installer. Depending on the release of MATLAB you need to install, you may need to merge the two ISO archives into a single extracted folder before proceeding.
Download the ISO archives
See How do I download a MATLAB ISO archive? for instructions on download the MATLAB ISO archive. You must be a license administrator to download the MATLAB ISO archives. Contact your license administrator for assistance with obtaining the ISO archive if you are not a license administrator.
Creating an offline installer (R2016b and later)
Windows
As or R2016b the MATLAB installer is split across two ISO archives. As a result you must merge the two ISO archives together to obtain a complete set off offline installation files.
An application which can extract ISO archives directly to folders such as 7zip is required for this procedure. Download and install an application like 7zip before proceeding.7zip
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Once you have installed an application like 7zip and downloaded the ISO archives:
  1. Right click on “R20XXx_win64_dvd1.iso” and go to the 7zip context menu.
  2. From the 7zip context menu, select Extract to “R20XXx_win64_dvd1\”
  3. Wait for 7zip to finish extracting the ISO archive. This may take a few minutes depending on how fast your computer is.
  4. Right click on “R20XXx_win64_dvd2.iso” and select Extract files…
  5. If the checkbox beneath the “Extract to:” field is checked, uncheck it.
  6. In the upper right corner of 7Zip’s extract dialog box, click the button with the three dots
  7. Browse to and select the “R20XXx_win64_dvd1” folder that you created in step 2.
  8. Click “OK” to begin extracting DVD 2. Wait for 7zip to finish extracting the second ISO archive.
To confirm that the folder you created contains products from both DVDs, ensure that the folder contains both the “.dvd1” and “.dvd2” files. If the “.dvd2” file is not present then DVD 2 was not extracted to the root of the folder that DVD 1 was extracted to. (If this is case, the checkbox beneath the “Extract to:” field in step 6 was probably not unchecked.)
Launch “setup.exe” to start the MATLAB installer. Alternatively, you can rename and recompress the “R20XXx_win64_dvd1” folder if you need to move it to an offline machine.
Mac
If you are using a Mac, this procedure is not necessary. Instead of downloading the .iso file, download the .dmg file, which contains all files from both DVDs.If you do want the ISOs, click on "Need to burn Mac DVDs?" under the DMG download link and it will allow you to download the ISOs for Mac.

Linux

On Linux, you can mount an ISO archive if you create a mount point for it. 
  1. Create1 folder to put the combined folders inmkdir /media/mathworks/dvd1mkdir /media/mathworks/dvd2mkdir /media/mathworks/installer
  2. Mount the ISO to that folder. In this example, the ISO’s are called “DVD1.iso” and “DVD2.iso” and are located in the user’s home folder under Downloads.mount -t iso9660 -o loop ~/downloads/DVD1.iso /media/mathworks/dvd1mount -t iso9660 -o loop ~/downloads/DVD2.iso /media/mathworks/dvd2
  3. Navigate to the mount point and copy the files to the extract directorycp -r /media/mathworks/dvd1/* /media/mathworks/installercp -r /media/mathworks/dvd2/* /media/mathworks/installer
  4. Navigate to the installer directory and run the installer scriptcd /media/mathworks/installer./install
Creating an offline installer (R2016a and earlier)
For R2008b through R2016a, the full MATLAB installer fits on a single ISO archive. To extract this archive to a folder:
Windows
  1. Right click on “R20XXx_winXX.iso” and go to the 7zip context menu.
  2. From the 7zip context menu, select Extract to “R20XXx_winXX\”
  3. Wait for 7zip to finish extracting the ISO archive. This may take a few minutes depending on how fast your computer is.
Launch “setup.exe” to start the MATLAB installer. Alternatively, you can rename and recompress the “R20XXx_winXX” folder if you need to move it to an offline machine.
Mac
If you are using a Mac, this procedure is not necessary. Instead of downloading the .iso file, download the .dmg file, which contains all files from the DVD.If you do want the ISO, click on "Need to burn Mac DVDs?" under the DMG download link and it will allow you to download the ISOs for Mac.

Linux

On Linux, you can mount an ISO archive if you create a mount point for it. This procedure may vary depending on your Linux distribution and configuration, however the following steps should work for most Red Hat and Debian-based distributions.
1. Create a folder to use as a mount point.
    mkdir /media/mathworks
2. Mount the ISO to that folder. In this example, the ISO is called “matlab.iso” and is located in the user’s home folder under Downloads:
    mount -t iso9660 -o loop ~/downloads/matlab.iso /media/mathworks3. Navigate to the mount point:    cd /media/mathworks4. Run the installer script:   ./install
Perform an offline installation
See How can I install MATLAB or other MathWorks products on an offline machine? for detailed instructions on this procedure.
  1 Comment
bliss
bliss on 30 Oct 2017
This worked for me after I couldn't get the mounted image of the second installation DVD image to be recognized by setup.exe

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Craig Richardson
Craig Richardson on 16 Apr 2018
The answer for macOS is not correct if you need the silent installer. So far as I can tell the files for this are still in seperate ISOs. Could the instructions for merging these also be given?
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Kyle Perry
Kyle Perry on 4 May 2018
Hi Craig,
You can still download the ISOs by clicking on "Need to burn Mac DVDs?" under the DMG link. However, what files are missing from the DMG that you need for the Silent install?

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Chunping YAN
Chunping YAN on 30 Aug 2018
Hi,I want to ask that i had extract the ISO file to same folder, but when I click the setup file doesn't have any responding, how to solve it?

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