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Old 06-09-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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sir,i am using ubuntu 11...i want to know how much bit it is.then what will i have to do.....
Old 06-09-2012, 02:29 PM   #2
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I'm sure what you are asking-----e.g. maybe you mean "is it 32-bit or 64-bit?" If that's your question, then you would need to tell us.

give us more detail on your hardware---also, look in /etc for filenames that include "version" or "release"
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There's only two: 32-bit and 64-bit. i386, i586, i686 are 32-bit. x86_64 and amd64 are 64-bit.
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'uname -a' may help

Following command helped me earlier (on CentOS though) Most likely should work on Ubuntu too ...
uname -a
example output
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.32-220.17.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed May 16 00:01:37 BST 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
'x86_64' in output above is an indication that it is 64 bit
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Run the following

#file /usr/bin/file


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