Performance in Ubuntu

Asked by Jagdeep on 2009-07-13

Hi there,

Today morning I was trying to copy data from CD to my system. The Data was only of 250MB.
But It took 7-8 Minutes to copy the data. I dont think it should take such a long time to copy such less data.
I have 2GB RAM and 270 GB free space. Intel 2.6GHz Processor. I think something is wrong here.
Here are my Questions
1. Can anyone help me figure out what the problem is ?
2. I dont know if it is 64-bit Version or 32-bit Version. From where can I get this detail (If I am using 32-bit or 64-bit) ?
3. If it is 32-Bit version will it make any difference if I install 64-bit (I know it will even then askin) ?
4. And If I need to upgrade to 64-bit What do I do ?


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1. Id say thats about normal even in windows for it to take that long for that size of data to be transferred.
2. That shouldnt be much of a problem.
3. 64bit at the moment isn't the the best for flash player so if you dont want any browser hassle id say stick with 32bit if you can.
4. You would need a fresh install I think

Tom (tom6) said : #2

Please go up to the top taskbar and click on

Applications - Accessories - Terminal

into the terminal/command window/console type

uname -a

it should output a line telling you about what version of linux you are running. If there's a i686, or i486 or something like that then you are runnin 32bit version. If instead it says x86_64 then it's a 64bit version. I tend to agree with Shane, stick with 32bit Ubuntu :)

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Jagdeep (jagdeep-singh-virdi) said : #3

thanks... my ubuntu is 32 bit!! :) thanks

Tom (tom6) said : #4

You're welcome, nicely done :)))
Some more on the command-line

Congrats & Regards from
Tom :)