I'm trying to find out if my Ubuntu install is 32 or 64bit.
Whats the best way of finding out if the Ubuntu installed on my laptop is 32 or 64 bit?
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There are various ways finding it:
in the terminal window, type
and hit enter.
if the response is i686, you have a 32-bit version of Linux. if the response is x86_64, you have a 64-bit version of Linux.
in advance if you get some other value like i386, you almost certainly have a 32-bit version of Linux.
You can find out more detail via
about your particular installation of Linux, like your kernel version,