BIOSDECODE man page on Oracle

Man page or keyword search:  
man Server   33470 pages
apropos Keyword Search (all sections)
Output format
Oracle logo
[printable version]


       biosdecode - BIOS information decoder

       biosdecode [OPTIONS]

       biosdecode  parses  the	BIOS  memory  and prints information about all
       structures (or entry points) it knows of. Currently known  entry	 point
       types are:

       · SMBIOS (System Management BIOS)
	 Use dmidecode for a more detailed output.

       · DMI (Desktop Management Interface, a legacy version of SMBIOS)
	 Use dmidecode for a more detailed output.

       · SYSID

       · PNP (Plug and Play)

       · ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)

       · BIOS32 (BIOS32 Service Directory)

       · PIR (PCI IRQ Routing)

       · 32OS (BIOS32 Extension, Compaq-specific)
	 See ownership for a Compaq ownership tag retrieval tool.

       · SNY (Sony-specific, not decoded)

       · VPD (Vital Product Data, IBM-specific)
	 Use vpddecode for a more detailed output.

       · FJKEYINF (Application Panel, Fujitsu-specific)

       biosdecode  started  its	 life as a part of dmidecode but as more entry
       point types were added, if was moved to a different program.

       -d, --dev-mem FILE
	      Read memory from device FILE (default: /dev/mem)

       -h, --help
	      Display usage information and exit

       -V, --version
	      Display the version and exit


       Most of the time, biosdecode prints too	much  information  (you	 don't
       really  care  about addresses) or not enough (because it doesn't follow
       pointers and has no lookup tables).

       Alan Cox, Jean Delvare

       dmidecode(8), mem(4), ownership(8), vpddecode(8)

dmidecode			 February 2007			 BIOSDECODE(8)

List of man pages available for Oracle

Copyright (c) for man pages and the logo by the respective OS vendor.

For those who want to learn more, the polarhome community provides shell access and support.

[legal] [privacy] [GNU] [policy] [cookies] [netiquette] [sponsors] [FAQ]
Polarhome, production since 1999.
Member of Polarhome portal.
Based on Fawad Halim's script.
Vote for polarhome
Free Shell Accounts :: the biggest list on the net