Check System BIOS Information on Linux Fedora using dmidecode Command

Configuration for GNU Linux Fedora Computer using Linux Command


     The step by step command example below use the dmidecode to check system BIOS information on Linux Fedora computer.  The output from the dmidecode command below show the system BIOS information and BIOS language that execute on ACER computer.  The information display include the BIOS version, Bios release date, BIOS vendor, BIOS language and other BIOS characteristics available on the system.

Linux command example::

/usr/sbin/dmidecode --type bios

or  same as

dmidecode --type 0,13


The dmidecode --type bios could give the output on:

0     BIOS

13   BIOS Language


The output from the Linux command dmidecode --type bios:

View bios information on Linux Fedora computer

[root@localhost ~]# dmidecode --type bios

# dmidecode 2.7

SMBIOS 2.1 present.


Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 19 bytes.

BIOS Information

      Vendor: ACER

      Version: V3.1 R01-C8 EN

      Release Date: 04/08/2000

      Address: 0xF0000

      Runtime Size: 64 kB

      ROM Size: 512 kB


               ISA is supported

               PCI is supported

               PNP is supported

               APM 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

               Japanese floppy for NEC 9800 1.2 MB is supported (int 13h)

               Japanese floppy for Toshiba 1.2 MB is supported (int 13h)

               5.25"/360 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)

               5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)

               3.5"/720 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)

               3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)

               Print screen service is supported (int 5h)

               8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)

               Serial services are supported (int 14h)

               Printer services are supported (int 17h)

               CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)

               ACPI is supported

               USB legacy is supported

               AGP is supported

               LS-120 boot is supported


Handle 0x0D00, DMI type 13, 22 bytes.

BIOS Language Information

      Installable Languages: 1


      Currently Installed Language: en|US|iso8859-1


Wrong DMI structures length: 1225 bytes announced, structures occupy 1219 bytes.

[root@localhost ~]#