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How To Check If Your Ubuntu System is 32-bit or 64-bit

It’s always better to learn some basics about your computer and your Operating system (In this case Our Operating system is Ubuntu). For an example, What is your PC model? or Whether your System is 32-bit or 64-bit?

Here In this post We will discus about How to check if your Ubuntu system is 32-bit or 64-bit. And you need to know this, Because, there are a plenty of software available that you can install on your machine, And some of these offers separate 32-bit or 64-bit version. Not just that, There are a lot of reason to know whether your system is 32-bit or 64-bit.

Check If Your System is 32-bit or 64-bit

There are many ways you can get your installed OS version, OS details, CPU type and other basic things. Here we will show you a few different ways to know whether your Ubuntu system is 32-bit or 64-bit.

We will start with the easiest and simple ways to know if your OS is 32-bit or 64-bit.

First open Details and it can be done either from Ubuntu dash, or Using Win/Mac key and type Details in the search field.

ubuntu system details

Now click on the Details to get your Ubuntu system details, Where you can get your OS type.

OS type in ubuntu

Look at the OS Type field, Here you will get something like 64-bit or 32-bit. So now, you know a little more about your Ubuntu system.

Check Your Ubuntu System Architecture Using Command Line

There are a lot of commands you can execute on your terminal to get your system information, Including your system architecture. Here are few of those commands that will tell you about your installed Ubuntu system architecture.

  • uname -m: In return this command will print out your system architecture. If it prints x86_64 then your system is 64 bit and if i686/i586/i386 then your system is 32-bit.


  • arch: This command is similar to uname -m.

arch command line in ubuntu

  • dpkg --print-architecture: This command will tell your about your processor architecture and if your processor architecture is 64-bit, You will get amd64 as output and i386 for 32-bit.

dpkg processor architechture

  • getconf LONG_BIT: This command also display a output of your system type. For an example, It will output 64 for 64-bit and 32 or 86 for 32-bit system.

getconf command in ubuntu

Hope, Now you know about your OS type and it’s architecture. If you encountered any error, Please let us know via below the comments and don’t forget to share other commands or tricks to find out if the installed Ubuntu System is 32-bit or 64-bit.

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