MATLAB R2018b Network License for Linux



  • MATLAB installation requires typically hard drive space of 4000 to 6000MB
  • Supported Systems: Ubunto 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS and 18.4, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 and above and 7.3 and above, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop15 and 12 (sp2 and above), Debian 8.x
  • , 9.x
  • 32 bit systems are not supported
  • File Installation Key (FIK) and mathlic.dat files are compressed together with two iso installation files.

  • The network license installation is free of charge but requires your computer to be connected to the huji network

Step 1

Download installation file R2018b_glnxa64.iso and mount it


Step 2

  • Open a Terminal.
  • Enter the following commands:
    • sudo mkdir /opt/matlab
    • sudo cp /media/user
    • /matlab2018_lnx/mathlic.dat /opt/matlab where user is your linux username

Step 3


  • Mount file R2018b_glnxa64_dvd1.iso.
  • From the terminal you opened in step 2.
    Enter the the following command:
    • sudo /media/user/MATHWORKS_R2018B/install where user is your linux username

Step 4


  • Mark Use a File Installation Key.

  • Click Next


Step 5

  • Mark Yes

  • Click Next


Step 6

  • Mark I have the File Installation Key for my license.

  • Insert the file installation key number found in the iso file you mounted
  • Click Next


Step 7

  • Enter the installation folder. It should be /opt/matlab .
  • Click Next


Step 8

  • Choose products you wish to install.
  • Click Next


Step 9

  • Enter the path of the license file, either manually or by clicking Browse.
  • Click Next


Step 10

  • Mark Create symobolic links to MATLAB scripts In:.
  • Enter the path  /usr/local/bin
  • Click Next


Step 11

Click Install


Step 12

  • In the middle of your installation you will receive a message to eject dvd1.

  • Unmount MATHWORKS_R2018b

  • Mount file R2018b_glnxa64_dvd2.iso from the iso file that you downloaded.

  • Click OK


Step 13

Click Next


Step 14

Click Finish


Step 15

Launch MATLAB by typing matlab in a terminal window