Extract ISO and keeping symlinks

hey there
tl;dr : want to extract ISO while keeping symlinks of it

actual problem:
got matlab R2022a in ISO format for offline installation
the problem is, when i mount it directly,i get this error

terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::runtime_error'
  what():  Failed to launch web window with error: Unable to launch the MATLABWindow application. The exit code was: 127
fish: Job 1, 'sudo ./install' terminated by signal SIGABRT (Abort)

the only useful solution i found is this

now the problem is, when i extract iso with archive manager, symlinks get loose and i cant run install file (getting some missed lib files error)

Is this what you mean?

mkdir folder
sudo mount -o loop some-iso.iso folder

This way you loop mount the ISO into folder and use the folder “normally”, e.g. copy its contents to another directory.

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well, i thought about this (copying contents from ISO)
was doin this while waiting here expecting someone comes with different solution
did that and I didnt get any errors after running install file. but didnt run either, its been like this for 5 mins


You can run top in another terminal to see what’s happening…


turns out i cant run it under root user