[SATLUG] Hardware configuration information

ed horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 14:25:51 CDT 2008

Ed Coates wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 10:48 AM, Jim Parkhurst
> <JPARKHUR at dot.state.tx.us> wrote:
>> I have a challenge to obtain the hardware and software configuration of systems. What I am looking for is a tool/utility to probe and report the hardware - cpu, memory, drives, controllers, etc. A "dump to file" is usable as I can filter the noise (better too much than too little information at data collection!). Something in a bootable CD flavor?
> Definitely install lshw if you don't have it installed already.  With
> no switches, it will give you more than enough information, and you
> can even have it output in html or xml.  Read the manpage because
> there's also a few other useful switches.
> Ed
lshw might be ok if the user/tech can boot the system.  What it he
can't?  Then, he'd still need some kind of Live or bootable disk that
contained lshw, or something like it...


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