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How do I determine the Hardware on which my system is built from the Treminal Window?

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Hi,

I wish to duplicate an existing Linux Setup which is on a DellPrecision 420 PC. I have not got any information on the hardware used and want to know if it is possible to get the information from Linux without having to remove the cover from the box. Using the following commands I have been able to determine some information:

$uname -a
-> Returns the Linux installation details

$cd /proc
$cat cpuinfo
-> Returns the processor(s) being used

$df -h
-> Returns the breakdown of the memory usage


What I specifically would like to know is the following:
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What RAM is being used in the PC?
What is the Hardware configuration including Manufacturer Names and Models?
Any other information deemed important

Thanks,
- Troy




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lspci gives you the pci mappings for the various pci devices.

cat /proc/pci gives you a list of them also.

cat /proc/interrupts will let you know the interrupt layout of your machine...

Software wise check /usr/src/linux/.config for how the kernel is compiled to duplicate the kernel settings from box to box....

-Jason
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nota bene :)

df returns the size of partitions on the disk not memory usage
'free' returns memory usage

tc
-nick
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dmesg > /tmp/boot.messages will dump the bootup messages to a file you can view. These will give you a lot of information about what devices were found at startup.

Tim
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