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Old 07-17-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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Smile Hard drive serial Numbers.


Is there a command to list the hard drive serial numbers for the OS drives and an array? This is usefull for organizations who track serial numbers.
 
Old 07-17-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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hdparm, sdparm, gsmartctl, smartctl
 
Old 07-17-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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I cant remember the exact syntax, but you can use the smartctl command.

I checked the man page and it looks like the command is:

Code:
smartctl --info /dev/hda
I didnt test it though, you may want to read over the man page to make sure the syntax is good.
 
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
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Thumbs up Try

You can try:
Code:
apt-get install lshw
Then run
Code:
lshw
That will give all kinds of info about the hardware

Hope this helps
 
Old 07-17-2012, 01:11 PM   #5
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Oh yea, you can also just run the dmidecode command.
 
Old 07-17-2012, 01:24 PM   #6
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@Kustom42 dmidecode does not provide the info.
@etech3, lshw is overkill
while the ones suggested by me are more specific.
 
Old 07-17-2012, 01:25 PM   #7
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@Kustom42 dmidecode does not provide the info.
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Funny, it shows the serial number on my system when I run it..
 
Old 07-17-2012, 01:31 PM   #8
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I think it may be showing my serial number due to it being a VM? I don't ever check for this info so I'm just trying to clarify here...
 
Old 07-18-2012, 03:46 PM   #9
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I think it may be showing my serial number due to it being a VM? I don't ever check for this info so I'm just trying to clarify here...
Your bios must be reporting more, so dmidecode must be reporting that way. It does not scan h/w.
 
Old 07-18-2012, 05:20 PM   #10
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Your bios must be reporting more, so dmidecode must be reporting that way. It does not scan h/w.

I edited my reply, I did mistake. Rather than serial no. I answered for UUID

For this Answer is

sdparm /dev/sdX

or

ls /dev/disk/by-id

Last edited by sharadchhetri; 07-21-2012 at 05:14 AM.
 
Old 07-19-2012, 10:33 AM   #11
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ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid
Irrelevant. Read before posting.
 
  


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