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I have an Ubuntu source on a flash stick and I want to know any way that let's me to know the following with out need to run it. The test computer is Windows 7:

1- the version of Ubuntu. 2- 64 bit or 32 bit.

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  • You can read the version and architecture in the README.diskdefines file:

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    It is a plain textfile which you can open with notepad or so:

    #define DISKNAME  Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386
    #define TYPE  binary
    #define TYPEbinary  1
    #define ARCH  i386
    #define ARCHi386  1
    #define DISKNUM  1
    #define DISKNUM1  1
    #define TOTALNUM  0
    #define TOTALNUM0  1
  • Also .disk/info file, example:

    Ubuntu-Server 12.04.3 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20130820.2)
  • dists/precise/Release file (precise is name of the release):

    Architectures: amd64
    Codename: precise
    Components: main restricted extras
    Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 02:30:54 UTC
    Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    Label: Ubuntu
    Origin: Ubuntu
    Suite: precise
    Version: 12.04
     d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e                0 Release
     efedbc5cc3342ad15ed70f01c49ba17b          1481266 extras/binary-amd64/Packages
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