biosdecode man page

biosdecode ā€” BIOS information decoder

Synopsis

biosdecode [Options]

Description

biosdecode parses the BIOS memory and prints information about all structures (or entry points) it knows of. Currently known entry point types are:

biosdecode started its life as a part of dmidecode but as more entry point types were added, it was moved to a different program.

Options

-d, --dev-mem FILE

Read memory from device FILE (default: /dev/mem)

-h, --help

Display usage information and exit

-V, --version

Display the version and exit

Files

/dev/mem

Bugs

Most of the time, biosdecode prints too much information (you don't really care about addresses) or not enough (because it doesn't follow pointers and has no lookup tables).

Authors

Alan Cox, Jean Delvare

See Also

dmidecode(8), mem(4), ownership(8), vpddecode(8)

Referenced By

dmidecode(8), ownership(8), vpddecode(8).

February 2007 dmidecode