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How can we find BIOS version from Linux Shell?
« on: December 03, 2013, 12:49:04 am »

We can find BIOS version for  Linux Box using the "dmidecode"command which is a great tool to analyse BIOS data. This command helps you to find out  the BIOS version without rebooting the server.

For example:

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[root@s10 ~]# dmidecode --type 0
# dmidecode 2.11
SMBIOS 2.5 present.

Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
BIOS Information
        Vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
        Version: 080014
        Release Date: 08/07/2008
        Address: 0xF0000
        Runtime Size: 64 kB
        ROM Size: 1024 kB
                ISA is supported
                PCI is supported
                PNP is supported
                APM is supported
                BIOS is upgradeable
                BIOS shadowing is allowed
                ESCD support is available
                Boot from CD is supported                                                                                                                                                 
                Selectable boot is supported                                                                                                                                             
                BIOS ROM is socketed                                                                                                                                                     
                EDD is supported
                Japanese floppy for Toshiba 1.2 MB is supported (int 13h)
                5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                3.5"/720 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
                8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
                Serial services are supported (int 14h)
                Printer services are supported (int 17h)
                CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
                ACPI is supported
                USB legacy is supported
                LS-120 boot is supported
                ATAPI Zip drive boot is supported
                BIOS boot specification is supported
                Function key-initiated network boot is supported
                Targeted content distribution is supported
        BIOS Revision: 8.14

[root@s10 ~]#


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[root@s10 ~]# dmidecode -s bios-version
[root@s10 ~]#

 That’s it!!