2016b - How to install both DVDs silently?

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Ron on 4 Oct 2016
In previous versions of MATLAB, there was one ISO file, and the initialization file for silent installation was pretty straight forward.
Today I went to download 2016b, and noticed there were two DVDs. Thinking one is the main installation, and the second was extras, I downloaded both and setup the initialization file in DVD1 (did nothing with DVD2), and ran the Linux install script for a silent install like I normally do.
At the end of the end of the script, "Info: Eject DVD 1 and insert DVD 2 to continue." popped up thousands of times in my terminal window, and would have continued indefinitely had I not killed the process.
Thanks to the constantly repeating "Info: Eject DVD 1 and insert DVD 2 to continue." message, in the 30min I stepped away from my computer to let the install finish, the log file for the installation grew to 3.9GB, which is ridiculous. That kind of log file growth could bring down a system by using all the free space on a drive in a very short time.
With all that now said, how do we perform a silent installation of 2016b if two DVD/ISO files are required? And what is the second DVD? The readme in DVD1 doesn't mention DVD2, and DVD2 has no readme.
Thanks, Ron

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Can Erik
Can Erik on 27 Oct 2016
Edited: Can Erik on 27 Oct 2016
Just copy the contents of dvd2 to the same place as dvd1. There are only an "archives" folder and a .dvd2 file in the dvd2. Then run the setup.exe.

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Kah Chun Tan
Kah Chun Tan on 24 Mar 2017
Solution for Mount disc 2 loop I scanned the Disc 2 image file with windows defender to let computer "know" that it is mounted. Then I clicked continue,so glad that it worked.
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Pierre Barnabé
Pierre Barnabé on 31 Oct 2017
Worked for me, thanks!! No idea why, though... But it was the only way to get out of the loop without cancelling the installation.
There should still be a menu to manually locate the drive in this case...

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Huina Mao
Huina Mao on 26 Sep 2017
Edited: Image Analyst on 26 Sep 2017

Hi, when you get "eject dvd1 and insert dvd2 to continue" do following:

  1. Change the folder "archives" in the folder "matlab_r2017a_win64_dvd1" to another name such as "archives2"
  2. Copy all the content from the folder ""matlab_r2017a_win64_dvd2" to the folder "matlab_r2017a_win64_dvd1".
  3. Go back to the the message box of "eject dvd1 and insert dvd2 to continue" and continue the installment.
Fisnik Haxhiu
Fisnik Haxhiu on 9 Jan 2019
I got this error to .Can anyone help me?

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Vincent Wang
Vincent Wang on 5 Oct 2016
I have seen your question.When you see that info,you should eject the DVD1 and load the DVD2.what's more,you should make sure that the letter you load is same as the last time.
Edward Christiansen
Edward Christiansen on 17 Oct 2016
nor does it help at all on regular installs. The install program goes into an infinite loop and does not see the correctly mounted DVD2.

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Vincent Wang
Vincent Wang on 5 Oct 2016
and there is a file called _install_guide.pdf_in dvd1,you can read it.

Jan Studnicka
Jan Studnicka on 15 Oct 2016
Hi, there is an answer here:
You should download products (not ISO) for silent installation.
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Edward Christiansen
Edward Christiansen on 17 Oct 2016
which, by the way is REALLY AWESOME when you are trying to install on a network that can't connect to the internet.

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Charu Sharma
Charu Sharma on 19 Sep 2017
Edited: Walter Roberson on 20 Sep 2017
Once dvd1 installation and it asks for dvd2, mount dvd2 in dvd1 folder. In ubuntu, you can use this command in terminal.
sudo mount -o exec R2017a_glnxa64_dvd2.iso R2017a_glnxa64_dvd1
(this is dvd1 folder)

Aditya  Akolkar
Aditya Akolkar on 20 Sep 2017
i am getting error as " eject dvd1 and insert dvd2 to continue"

Muzammil Shahad
Muzammil Shahad on 20 Jan 2018

Works Perfefectly for myself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLET4zSj3u0

Muhammad Awais Manzoor
Muhammad Awais Manzoor on 11 Feb 2018
After downloading iso formats of both cd. cd1(around 7 GB) and cd2(arounf 2.5 GB), do the following steps: 1). Unmount CD1 and install that.
2). then it would ask you to eject cd1 and insert CD2 at this point you have to open My Computer and from there you have to eject CD1 by right clicking on it.(but rememeber the drive name)
3). Now unmount CD2(but be careful because the drive name for CD2 must match the drive name of CD1).
4). Now press OK on the pop up which was asking for inserting CD2.
Done. Now it should be installed.
That worked for me and i hope that would work for everyone.

Bhavin Shiyani
Bhavin Shiyani on 6 Oct 2018
Easiest way is extract dvd1 Iso file to "Dvd1" named folder, then extract dvd2 Iso to the same "Dvd1" folder and run the setup.

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