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How To Find Hardware Details In Linux

11 September 2009 No Comment

We often come across a lot of inquires on Linux systems. One of the most commonly asked questions is how to find the hardware specs /details on Linux. Well, Linux is an intricate system and require some simplification. There are several tools for deriving hard disk specification in Linux. We would like to suggest you hdparm command that can be executed without much fuss. It offers a command line interface to various hard disk ioctls supported by the Linux ATA/IDE device driver subsystem. It provides command read / request identification information such as disk size, description and much more directly from the drive. The information is displayed in a new expanded format. Let’s see the process.

Open the terminal, log in as root, and type the following command

# hdparm -I /dev/sda

Alternately, type this in the terminal

$ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda


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