[CentOS] How to determine 64 vs 32 bit processor

Wed Apr 10 14:52:53 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> On 04/10/2013 10:23 AM, Michael Mol wrote:
>> On 04/10/2013 09:58 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> 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.

Try installing lshw, too - the way and data it reports is slightly
different than dmidecode, and in many cases more comprehensible.