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Re: [solved?] Re: Secure Boot won't let boot into Debian




Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On 26/02/17 02:04, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> How do I check if my machine is `64 or 32 bit'
>
> I use "cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep 'model name'", to find the model name and
> look it up on Wikipedia or Google for the manufacturer data sheet. 64-bit
> support is often called "AMD64", or "x86-64" by non-AMD manufacturers.
>
> If the "flags" section contains "lm", your CPU has 64-bit support, but might
> be IA64 (Itanium, Intel's 64-bit server architecture) rather than AMD64
> (which Intel itself now uses). I find it easier to Google for the model as
> described above.
>
> Most consumer desktop CPUs manufactured in the last five years have amd64
> support, including, as far as I know, all Intel Core 2 Intel processors
> (since 2006), even the budget models with Pentium or Celeron branding. Some
> Atom CPUs support 64-bit, but not the earliest models.

I found it easy:

 # aptitude install lshw
 $ lshw -c cpu

and look at `width'.

Cheers,

Rodolfo