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smbios dumper and matching dmidecode

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this allows you to dump your smbios and decode it to readable form. useful if you are toying with smbios enablers / patchers and wonder why certain programs notice you are on a hackintosh.

 

run in a terminal:

 

./smbios-reader

that will generate dump.bin

./dmidecode -i dump.bin

that will show you all the info

 

source included

smbios_toolzip.zip

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Interesting. Thanks!

 

Could someone please run this on a real MacPro3,1 and post the output here? Thanks.

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This is something I was looking for; for people willing to test the latest version of Revolution [with: DSDT, SSDT and SMBIOS tables compiled into /boot].

 

Thank you!

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Hi, I try this from the terminal on real mac.

 

The terminal output :

 

 

# dmidecode 2.9

/dev/mem: No such file or directory

 

 

How can I get it to work. I am on 10.6.6

 

Thanks very much

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I would like to have dmidecode working because I want to use it with flashrom.

I do not have a /dev/mem directory but I have an alias named dev in /

When I go there on the terminal, there is no mem directory

 

Could it be the problem ??

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It will not work, and the problem is not with dmidecode. Due to OS architectural differences you can't use that function of flashrom on OS X, it's a leftover from the Linux or BSD versions or whatever.

 

Flashrom is trying to have dmidecode read dmi data from /dev/mem which on Linux provides access to certain memory locations. On OS X there is no such thing, there is nothing there for dmidecode to read. You can't "fix" this.

 

Google "what is /dev/mem/" for more information.

 

Install Linux on your Mac, then it will work.

 

If you want to get at your DMI data then follow the instructions in the first post or follow the link I posted and use the other app.

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