32 bit or 64 bit

Asked by Dieter Klaus on 2009-02-11

Sorry, but I do not know, if my downloaded Ubuntu 8.10 is a 32bit- or 64bit-version. How can I check
this? Dieter Klaus

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Cameron W (cwill747) said : #1

what is the file name of the .iso you downloaded? if it has a i386 on the end, it's 32 bit. if it has AMD64 on the end, it's a 64 bit version

W. Prins (wprins) said : #2

You mean the ISO file? If it's got "i386" in the name, then its' 32-bit. If it's got "amd64" in the name, then it's 64-bit.

Cameron W (cwill747) said : #3

yep, that would be what i said.

Dieter Klaus (dh-pool537) said : #4

Ola! That's clear, but I installed Ubuntu with wubi and I don't remember the details; I even don't know if
I had saved the file or where I could find it. It must be possible to check the version without knowing the
downloaded file?! Dieter Klaus

Best W. Prins (wprins) said : #5

Of course it's possible. Open a terminal and enter:

uname -m

If it displays "x86_64" then it's 64-bit, if it displays "i686", then it's 32-bit.

@Cameron W: See, great minds think alike! :) (But then, fools never differ! :) )

Dieter Klaus (dh-pool537) said : #6

Ola! Thank you, Walter, my problem is solved! Dieter Klaus