An Operating System for Flussonic
The operating system and central processing unit (CPU) of the machine where you plan to install Flussonic Media Server must be 64-bit.
A 64-bit operating system can be installed only on a machine with a x64 central processing unit. Please bear this in mind when purchasing hardware for your Flussonic server.
If you already have a 32-bit system, it is advisable to purchase a 64-bit one. On a 32-bit Ubuntu, the command
apt-get install flussonic will fail to find packages in a repo. But even if you manage to install Flussonic on a 32-bit system, it won't work.
How to determine that a system is 64-bit
There are many ways to determine the bit version of a system.
Below is the list of the most popular commands with system responses. In the Linux command line, type some of these commands and look at the response.
32-bit system: i686
64-bit system: x86_64
On a 64-bit system, the number
64 should be shown as a response.
This command is supported on Ubuntu and other systems where
dpkg is installed.
32-bit system: i386
64-bit system: amd64
32-bit Ubuntu: Linux discworld 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
64-bit Ubuntu: Linux discworld 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
32-bit Ubuntu: /sbin/init: ELF 32-bit LSB shared object, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.15, stripped
64-bit Ubuntu: sbin/init: ELF 64-bit LSB shared object, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.15, stripped