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Old 10-22-2008, 08:04 PM   #1
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32bit or 64bit

I know RH linux server have two type - 32bit and 64bit , how can I know what type my server is ? what config file have this information ? thx
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At a command prompt, enter uname -r You will get the kernel version. If it ends in _64 it is 64 bit.
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The uname -a command will only tell you what OS you currently have on your system.

To tell what kind of hardware your system is running you need to use:

cat /proc/cpuinfo
and look for the "Model Name" line for the type processor you are using. Chances are that you can always use the 32 bit version. This will let you know if you can use the 64 bit.

If this does not give you the answer try:

cat /etc/redhat-release

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thanks a lot


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