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== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
=== Mounting iso ===
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=== Mathematica 6 ===
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==== Mounting iso ====
 
One way to mount the Mathematica .iso is to create '''/media/iso''' and add the following line to the fstab:
 
One way to mount the Mathematica .iso is to create '''/media/iso''' and add the following line to the fstab:
 
  /<location/of/mathematica.iso> /media/iso iso9660 exec,ro,user,noauto,loop=/dev/loop0  0 0
 
  /<location/of/mathematica.iso> /media/iso iso9660 exec,ro,user,noauto,loop=/dev/loop0  0 0
 
Now you can mount it with:
 
Now you can mount it with:
 
  mount /media/iso
 
  mount /media/iso
== Running the Installer ==
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==== Running the Installer ====
 
You can start the installer by navigating to:
 
You can start the installer by navigating to:
 
  /Unix/Installer
 
  /Unix/Installer
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{{Box Note|If you do not place the '''sh''' in front, then you will get an error about a bad interpreter}}
 
{{Box Note|If you do not place the '''sh''' in front, then you will get an error about a bad interpreter}}
  
== Fonts ==
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==== Fonts ====
 
Add the directories containing Type1 and BDF fonts to your FontPath.  
 
Add the directories containing Type1 and BDF fonts to your FontPath.  
  
== Troubleshooting ==
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==== Troubleshooting ====
 
If you have font rendering problems where certain symbols don't show up (i.e. "/" appears as a square), try uninstalling the package "mathematica-fonts".
 
If you have font rendering problems where certain symbols don't show up (i.e. "/" appears as a square), try uninstalling the package "mathematica-fonts".
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=== Mathematica 7 ===
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Mathematica 7 is much easier to install.
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tar xf Mathematica-7.0.1.tar.gz
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cd Unix/Installer
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./MathInstaller
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Follow instructions.
  
 
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Revision as of 01:46, 9 September 2009

Installation

Mathematica 6

Mounting iso

One way to mount the Mathematica .iso is to create /media/iso and add the following line to the fstab:

/<location/of/mathematica.iso> /media/iso iso9660 exec,ro,user,noauto,loop=/dev/loop0   0 0

Now you can mount it with:

mount /media/iso

Running the Installer

You can start the installer by navigating to:

/Unix/Installer

Run ./MathInstaller with:

sh ./MathInstaller

Template:Box Note

Fonts

Add the directories containing Type1 and BDF fonts to your FontPath.

Troubleshooting

If you have font rendering problems where certain symbols don't show up (i.e. "/" appears as a square), try uninstalling the package "mathematica-fonts".

Mathematica 7

Mathematica 7 is much easier to install.

tar xf Mathematica-7.0.1.tar.gz
cd Unix/Installer
./MathInstaller

Follow instructions.


References

Official Installation documentation for Mathematica 6

A more up-to-date version

Wolfram tutorial about fonts on Linux and Unix