[CentOS] Hardware serial number access from (a) command(s)

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 19:10:19 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 1:56 PM, Alex <ethericalzen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jul 2008 11:26:30 -0700
> MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com> took out a #2 pencil and scribbled:
>> Over the weekend, I had to make a technical support call on one
>> of my DVD burners, and at one point the recorded message
>> mentioned I should have my serial number handy.  I thought there
>> was a way to read that from at least one piece of software on the
>> system, but I couldn't remember one and man -k on a number of
>> subjects was unrevealing.
>> Can someone enlighten me (us)?
>> Thanks.
>> mhr
> You can try hdparm -i /dev/yourdevice
> You may need to run this as root. There is a field for Serial
> Number, but for my devices no serial number is provided. This may
> not help you, but it could work.
> Output from my system:
> [prata at crane ~]$ sudo hdparm -i /dev/hdc
> /dev/hdc:
> Model=Pioneer DVD-ROM ATAPIModel DVD-106S 011, FwRev=E1.14,
> SerialNo= Config={ Fixed Removeable DTR<=5Mbs DTR>10Mbs
> nonMagnetic }.....other info is there but is not relevant.

Mark: Try that! On my Desktop, it gives me the SN for the HD (hda),
but the space for
SN is blank, for hdc (DVD reader) and hdd (CD-RW). . If you are lucky,
on your box, it will give you the SN for the DVD
burner. Lanny

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