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    Accessing the BIOS in Linux


    Hi,
    I wanted to know how to access the information stored in the BIOS such as RAM size, Processor Speed, etc. in Linux, using a C program. I am making a utility that gets all these system information.
    Please help.
    Thanks
    Shivanu

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    Re: Accessing the BIOS in Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by shivanu
    Hi,
    I wanted to know how to access the information stored in the BIOS such as RAM size, Processor Speed, etc. in Linux, using a C program. I am making a utility that gets all these system information.
    Please help.
    Thanks
    Shivanu
    AFAIK, you can't access the BIOS from Linux. You *can* get the information that you want from the /proc virtual drirectory.
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    Re: Accessing the BIOS in Linux

    check the top utility

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