I'm trying to find out if my Ubuntu install is 32 or 64bit. The best I can find is "i686" does this mean its 32 bit?
Whats the correct way of finding out if the Ubuntu installed on my laptop is 32 or 64 bit?
Go into the terminal and type in.
If your results are similar to the one below, then yours is 64-bit; otherwise, it is 32-bit.
If you have the x86_64 then your machine is 64-bit.
If your results are similar to this one; then you have 32-bit.
Notice the i686 in the code, that means your machine is 32-bit.
Type in the following in the terminal;
It will give you either x86_64, which is 64-bit, or something else, which is 32-bit.
Also, you can type:
The result is easy to read. For example, on one particular 32-bit system, I got:
So, either way, you will find what you need.