How do I tell what version I have?

I have a Intel Quad Core Extreme processor running Vista 64 bit.

Under this operating system, I run Sun’s VirtualBox (VirtualBox-2.1.0-41146-Win_amd64)

Under virtualbox I have an installation of OPENSUSE. Unfortunately I accidentally deleted the ISO file I used to install this copy of OPENSUSE. It works fine, and I have several things running on it and do not want to reinstall.

Output of the /etc/issue file:
Welcome to openSUSE 11.0 (i586) - Kernel \r (\l).

My goal:

I want to re-download the correct install image for my version and type of OS.

My question:

How do I tell whether the copy of OPENSUSE I have is the 32 bit or 64 bit operating system version?

Doesn’t it say in “My Computer”?

Also, if you run the command uname -r it will tell you your kernel version, which I believe tells you if it’s 64 bit or 32 bit. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but i586 indicates a 32 bit system.

Goto sysinfo:/ in your file manager and look at the System info. For example:

openSUSE 11.1 (i586)

On my box I have i586 which is 32 bit.

i586 = 32bit :slight_smile:

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.1 x86 Kernel
up 2:48, 4 users, load average: 0.08, 0.10, 0.18
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 180.22

Alternatively, you can use the command

lsb_release -d


Thanks for the responses gang. I have the 32 bit version - that’s what I needed. I appreciate your help!

Out of curiosity, if I did have the 64 bit version, what would it say then?



Ahhh thank you!