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Old 04-02-2010, 10:09 AM   #1
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not able to show hardware details


hi,

i have cent os 5.2 64bit

i want to know my hdd details when i type

hdparm -I /dev/sda it shoiwng following error:

/dev/sda: HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(identify) failed: Invalid argument

whts the meaning behind this error. pls help ASAP...

Thanks & Regards,
Abhijeet
 
Old 04-02-2010, 10:30 AM   #2
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hdparm is for IDE/ATA drives. If you have an internal RAID controller like Dells PERC or if it is a SAS drive (common in laptops these days) or SATA it won't find it.

You might want to install sg3_utils and review man pages for the various tools it provides.

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