How to know you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit Ubuntu?

1.

Open Terminal. Go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal and type in the following command (or to use copy/paste method): sudo uname –m and hit  Enter

  • If the response is i686, you have a 32-bit version of Ubuntu.
  • If the response is x86_64 for example, you have a 64-bit version of Ubuntu.
2.

Check out other information as needed. You have other commands for other information also, so type those commands or to use copy/paste method to the Terminal:

  • sudo uname –s,  shows you the kernel name
  • sudo uname –n, shows you the network node host name
  • sudo uname –r, shows you the kernel release
  • sudo uname –v,  shows you the kernel version
  • sudo uname –m, shows you machine hardware name
  • sudo uname –p, shows you the processor type or “unknown”
  • sudo uname –i,  shows you the hardware platform or “unknown”
  • sudo uname –o,  shows you the operating system.

 

 

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