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How do I mount the ISO image when installing Mathematica on Linux from a USB stick?

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When installing Mathematica on a Linux system from a Wolfram-provided USB stick, you first need to mount the USB drive, then the installer’s ISO image file.

  1. Quit any previous installation of Wolfram products running on your machine.
  2. Insert the USB stick. On most Linux platforms, the operating system will automatically mount the USB drive.

    • Otherwise, you can mount the USB drive manually. On the command line, execute

    • Identify the location of the USB drive.
    • Mount the USB drive. For example, if it is located at /dev/sdb1, run:
        sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/<username>

      where <username> is your username on the computer. Provide your superuser credentials as requested.

  3. Mount the ISO image by executing, line by line:
    sudo mkdir /mnt/iso
    sudo mount /media/<username>/Wolfram/installer.iso /mnt/iso 

  4. Once the ISO image is successfully mounted, continue installing Mathematica.
  5. After installing Mathematica, unmount the ISO image and the USB drive by executing:
    sudo umount /mnt/iso 
    sudo umount /media/<username>

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