Reading out BIOS-Information

2 May 2016

If you want to find out some informations about your BIOS or if your machine has a raid-controller, you can use the following command:

# dmidecode 2.12
SMBIOS 2.6 present.
110 structures occupying 3852 bytes.
Table at 0x000EB5C0.

Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
BIOS Information
	Vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
	Version: 3603
	Release Date: 11/09/2012
	Address: 0xF0000
	Runtime Size: 64 kB
	ROM Size: 8192 kB
		PCI is supported
		BIOS is upgradeable
		BIOS shadowing is allowed
		Boot from CD is supported
		Selectable boot is supported
		BIOS ROM is socketed
		EDD is supported
		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)
		ACPI is supported
		USB legacy is supported
		BIOS boot specification is supported
		Targeted content distribution is supported
	BIOS Revision: 4.6

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
	Manufacturer: System manufacturer
	Product Name: System Product Name
	Version: System Version
	Serial Number: System Serial Number
	UUID: 1F00AD60-00C6-1700-CF80-14DAE94F8AD2
	Wake-up Type: Power Switch
	SKU Number: SKU
	Family: To be filled by O.E.M.

Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 15 bytes
Base Board Information
	Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
	Product Name: P8Z68-V PRO
	Version: Rev 1.xx
	Serial Number: 111250640004211
	Asset Tag: To be filled by O.E.M.
		Board is a hosting board
		Board is replaceable
	Location In Chassis: To be filled by O.E.M.
	Chassis Handle: 0x0003
	Type: Motherboard
	Contained Object Handles: 0

Handle 0x0003, DMI type 3, 21 bytes
Chassis Information
	Manufacturer: Chassis Manufacture
	Type: Desktop
	Lock: Not Present
	Version: Chassis Version
	Serial Number: Chassis Serial Number
	Asset Tag: Asset-1234567890
	Boot-up State: Safe
	Power Supply State: Safe
	Thermal State: Safe
	Security Status: None
	OEM Information: 0x00000000
	Height: Unspecified
	Number Of Power Cords: 1
	Contained Elements: 0

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