Re: BIOS Name Strings? (Help!)

Pavel Machek (
Wed, 19 Nov 1997 11:48:24 +0100


> I would really like to do this. Although the problem can be solved by
> not compiling in PCI, that is not an option for distributions in all
> cases. Detection of faulty BIOSes (especially faulty ones that have
> easily fixed problems that can't be ignore) would be a nice feature, in
> my opinion. My only problem is that I don't know how to get the BIOS
> name string and version number with which to make a compare against and
> know of no other way to detect it.
> Can someone please help me? I'm sure there's a simple solution. Well, I
> *hope* there's a simple solution. :)

What about checksumming whole bios?


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