How to identify a device > Motherboard
This page explains how to identify the computer's Motherboard
The baseboard version is stored in the motherboard's DMI (Desktop Management Interface) zone. dmidecode can be used to read it.
Base Board Information
# dmidecode --type baseboard Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 8 bytes Base Board Information Manufacturer: LENOVO Product Name: 1952W5R Version: Not Available Serial Number: 0000000000 Handle 0x0025, DMI type 10, 6 bytes On Board Device Information Type: Other Status: Disabled Description: IBM Embedded Security hardware
The bios version is stored in the motherboard's DMI (Desktop Management Interface) zone. dmidecode can be used to read it.
# dmidecode --type 0 Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes BIOS Information Vendor: LENOVO Version: 79ETD2WW (2.12 ) Release Date: 04/12/2007 Address: 0xDC000 Runtime Size: 144 kB ROM Size: 2048 kB Characteristics: PCI is supported PC Card (PCMCIA) is supported PNP 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 ACPI is supported USB legacy is supported BIOS boot specification is supported Targeted content distribution is supported BIOS Revision: 2.18 Firmware Revision: 1.7
# dmidecode -t 13 # dmidecode 2.9 SMBIOS 2.4 present. Handle 0x0027, DMI type 13, 22 bytes BIOS Language Information Installable Languages: 1 enUS Currently Installed Language: enUS