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    Default Hardware / BIOS scan utility for OSx86

    I have managed to find (with the help of threads here) the :
    "About This Mac"
    and More buttons to look up hardware.

    Is there anyway from within OSx to check/view BIOS info...any BIOS utilities.

    I have seen links to the AMI site for Afufwin....but this is to run from Windows...any generic app that runs under Apple that probes the BIOS?

    Even a general purpose app that produces a complete system audit (hardware/BIOS etc) , possibly with text output.

    Can find plenty that run under windows but nothing for OSx

    Maybe run a windows app under parallels? cant find it yet

    Cheers

    Neil
    Last edited by NeilP; 02-19-2009 at 10:27 AM.



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    what exactly is it you want to see with the bios?? Are you after info like you would see on a PC e.g device startup info
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    From what I have read on this forum and others, it appears that you need to install different distros depending on what hardware you have.

    I have got a basic system running, ( I pulled the HDD out of a system I had installed and then trashed as mobo was cracked). HDD went in new machine and it booted to Leopard but with no sound, no usb or internet, and the graphics resolution is only minimal.

    Under Windows (using CPUz and similar) or Ubuntu linux (using lshw or lspci run sudo) I can get a listing of hardware.
    I was hoping to run similar under Leopard to discover what hardware I have to either obtain and install drivers (kext files?) or possibly re install with more suitable distro.

    Yes I could use a live boot Cd to get into Ubuntu or or Windows using a Bart PE bootable Windows CD.

    But but since I am going down the Mac route now (have a 3Ghz Mac Pro on order) would have liked to do it under Leopard.

    Neil
    Last edited by NeilP; 02-22-2009 at 08:24 AM. Reason: Due to poor formatting when originally posted from phone

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    Apologies for poor format of last message. Am sending this from phone browser, and it does not seem to format paragraphs correctly

 

 

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