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Old 02-22-2003, 03:57 AM   #1
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bit version of kernel


How can I come to know the bit version of the kernel used in linux?

A bunch of thanks in advance

Old 02-22-2003, 04:25 AM   #2
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I don't quite understand the question do you mean
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Old 02-22-2003, 04:27 AM   #3
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hai I am sorry. What I really ment is how can I come to know that the installed OS is 32 or 64 bit version?
Old 02-22-2003, 10:34 AM   #4
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Your kernel is compiled for an x86, which is a 32 bit processor.
Old 02-22-2003, 12:16 PM   #5
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Use the command "arch" to find what your processor architecture is, if the output is x86, then your processor is 32 bit.


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