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Old 09-03-2007, 10:06 AM   #1
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Question on uname

I have a AMD64 processor. I installed Fedora7.0 for x86_64. When i gave the command uname -m, it gives me the result as x86_64. I expected it to be AMD64. Can you explain why this result? I would be very grateful, if i get a response quickly.

Old 09-03-2007, 10:08 AM   #2
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no this is correct as it is. I've got also an AMD X2 6000, and I installed Fedora 7 x86_64bit
uname -rm would be more efficient.
Old 09-03-2007, 10:11 AM   #3
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In Linux, you can check your distribution with the uname command:

uname -m

The output will read x86_64 for 64-bit and i686 or similar i386 for 32-bit.

The packages are built (optimized) for the:
i386 - Intel 386 processor
i486 - Intel 486 processor
i586 - Intel Pentium early AMD
i686 - Intel Pentium Pro and beyond

Compilations are backwardly compatible (i686 will run progs for i386) but not forwardly compatible.

I hope you will get your answer.

Best Regards,
Ramesh Shihora


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