32 Bit or 64 Bit

Tapas Mishra mightydreams at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 02:28:02 UTC 2010

On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 7:00 PM, Jatin <daveyjatin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>      Just tell what is the contents of the file /proc/cpuinfo. Open a terminal,
>>    type
>> cat /proc/cpuinfo
>>    and post the result (the line containing "model name  :" is enough, but
>>    you can also post everything).
>>            Loïc
> Ok , Here goes the information asked for. Also it would be great for me
> to learn if you can enlighten me how the information that i had asked
> for was deduced with the output as given below:
> ****************************************************************************************
> jatin at jatin-laptop:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo

> flags        : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov
> clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe constant_tsc
> arch_perfmon bts aperfmperf pni monitor est tm2 xtpr pdcm
In your output of cpuinfo in flags if you see an instruction "lm"
that supports 64 bit. lm stands for long mode hence your CPU does not
support 64 bit OS or applications.

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