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Re: [dmidecode] My first question...

From: Jorge Fernandez Monteagudo
Subject: Re: [dmidecode] My first question...
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:02:57 +0200

>On Thu, 2011-09-29 at 11:19 +0200, Jorge Fernandez Monteagudo wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm using the dmidecode tool to read the bios info from my system, and I 
>> would like to know
>> if is there some way to detect in linux when some change is made from in 
>> bios when the system
>> boots.
 > dmidecode is definitely not a tool to detect whether something has
>changed in bios settings or not, you can use it to detect hardware
>configuration changes or the BIOS firmware update itself.
>  I don't think it's possible to detect a BIOS settings changes
>reliably, unless the change touches some chipset capability and can be
>noticed in procfs...
>  Why do you need this? What are you trying to solve?

Thanks for your answer!

Well, I'm trying to implement some mechanism to do a md5 for the bios in order
to detect if the bios has been modified. I was thinking to do the md5 to the 
file with the state of the bios configuration and detect from boot to boot if 
this md5

Any alternative way is welcome :)

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