[Mageia-discuss] 32 or 64 ?

Frank Griffin ftg at roadrunner.com
Sat Oct 15 22:11:05 CEST 2011

On 10/15/2011 12:07 PM, Johnny A. Solbu wrote:
> On Saturday 15 October 2011 17:07, Renaud (Ron) Olgiati wrote:
>> what would be the simplest/easiest way for
>> a non-expert user to know whether it is 32 bits or 64 bits ?
> Insert a 64-bits disk and boot from it. If the system is 32 bits the boot will halt with a message saying that it can't boot because it is not a 64 bits system.
Probably the quickest to download is the 64-bit boot.iso.  Note that 
32-bit software will run just fine on a 64-bit CPU.  You'd need to see a 
64-bit program fail to know that the system is 32-bit.

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