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Hi,
Is there a command to query the system UUID without root same as lshal on RH5 and above for older linux version? (e.g.: RedHat AS 3, Suse Enterprise Server 8)

Thanks,
Tal
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by:Gerwin Jansen
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Can you try:

find /etc/sysconfig -name *uuid*

on your RH3 machine?
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This is what it found:
/etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date-uuid

And the UUID in this file is not the same as the UUID I get from dmidecode command.
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Can you clarify the uuid you are referring? Can you post a sample output?
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I need to be able to retrieve as a non root user the same UUID as I get as root with: dmidecode |grep -i uuid
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dmidecode is root only. I am not aware there is an alternative for dmidecode.

One way is to add regular user to sudoer to use dmidecode.
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>> I need to be able to retrieve as a non root user

sudo is the only way in that case (as Mazdajai is mentioning already)
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