[CentOS] dmidecode for CentOS 2.1? [hardware serial number and type]

Fri Apr 25 12:26:31 UTC 2008
James Pearson <james-p at moving-picture.com>

Simon Jolle wrote:
> Hi CentOS users
> I have here old CentOS 2.1 server on IBM Xseries 336. How to see
> serial number and machine type?
> It seems that "dmidecode" is not available for CentOS 2.1

You might be able to run dmidecode from CentOS 3

I can run dmidecode taken from the CentOS3 kernel-utils RPM on an old 
Redhat 7.2 box, so it might work on a CentOS 2.1 box.

You can download the RPM from:


James Pearson