Linux Check System Type Hardware

Basic Linux Command Example: 


Linux Check System Type Hardware.


   The example below use lshw command on Linux to check system type hardware information.  To execute the lshw command and start check system type you must have root privileges and the most important thing that the Linux lshw command install on your system.


Check system type example 1:


1.  Open the shell terminal and use su - command to gain privileges as root use (super user)

[fedora10@fedora10 ~]$ su -


[root@fedora10 ~]#


2.  Type in lshw -c system command as show on example below to start check system type hardware for your system.

lshw -c system

Linux Check System Type Hardware

[root@fedora10 ~]# lshw -c system

    description: Tower Computer

    product: ProLiant ML530 G2

    vendor: Compaq

    serial: H0YBJQ411D

    width: 32 bits

    capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 smp-1.4 smp

    configuration: boot=normal chassis=tower cpus=2 uuid=48305942-4A51-3431-3144-202020202020

[root@fedora10 ~]#


Check system type example 2:


The example below show lshw -c system command execute... but on different machine.

Check system type example

[root@proxy9 ~]# lshw -c system


    description: Desktop Computer

    product: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

    vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

    version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

    serial: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

    width: 32 bits

    capabilities: smbios-2.4 dmi-2.4 smp-1.4 smp

    configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop cpus=2 uuid=00020003-0004-0005-0006-000700080009

[root@proxy9 ~]#


Check system type without root privileges:


The example blow show the output when you not execute lshw command using root user priviledges.

[fedora10@fedora10 ~]$ lshw -c system

WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.

    description: Computer

    width: 32 bits

[fedora10@fedora10 ~]$


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