[aprssig] How do I tell if my computer is 32/64 bit ?

Rick Green rtg at aapsc.com
Thu Feb 14 08:10:53 CST 2008

On Fri, 15 Feb 2008, Andrew Rich wrote:

> I have downloaded openSUSE, how do I know apart from trying to install
> software, that my PC can handle 32 or 64 bit ?

Boot the 32-bit liveCD, it'll run on either.  In a terminal window(console 
prompt), issue the following command:

lshw -class cpu | grep width

If it tells you 64 bits, then go back and burn the other CD.

Rick Green

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temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
                                   -Benjamin Franklin

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