On 04/10/2013 10:23 AM, Michael Mol wrote: > On 04/10/2013 09:58 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote: >> I have been tied up with other work and Holidays. Now back to some >> server work that is long overdue. I lost an old server yesterday so it >> is crunch time. >> >> I believe my new platform is suppose to be an x86_64. The order form >> says 64 bit. >> >> I booted Centos 6.3 i386 liveCD to check the system out before an install. >> >> uname -i >> >> reports i386 >> >> dmidecode -t processor >> >> reports Characteristics of 64 bit capable. The processor is an AMD >> duo-core Opteron. >> >> I thought that in a prior thread I found that booting with an i386 live >> CD and using uname would confirm the processor type. It seems not. >> >> I am going to go with the various evidence and start a x86_64 install, >> but what is with uname? >> >> thanks > uname reports the architecture that the running operating system was > compiled for. Since you booted an i386-compiled OS, it will report as such. Ah. Got it. > To confirm the details of the hardware, examine /proc/cpuinfo . I have used cpuinfo a lot in the past, but recently I discovered dmidecode and find it very useful.