Welcome to my blog...it is just a bunch of random notes to myself, for myself, and if it happens to help someone else...cool.
I am currently working for a large consulting company which supports a national nonprofit organization with 23000 workstations and 250 configuration servers.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
How to Check RAM and SMBIOS information in Ubuntu
I wanted to see what RAM slots I had available to increase my RAM. Instead of opening the box or relying on http://crucial.com to tell me I found this Linux command.
sudo dmidecode -t 17
The command is DMI decode and the first line in the man page says "tool for dumping a computer’s DMI (some say SMBIOS) table contents in a human-readable format." Run dmidecode | pager to see BIOS information.