[CLUG-tech] PC Hardware probe - looking for

Brian Shortridge bshortridge at tellumat.com
Fri Nov 29 12:35:30 SAST 2002


I'm busy trying to compile the linux-2.19 kernel from source. When I run
'make menuconfig' it asks me all sorts of technical questions to which I
don't know the answers.

What I want to know is, does anyone know of some sort of free PC diagnostic
program that I can run from a bootdisk that would be able to probe my PC
hardware and give me all the technical specs (Bus speed, type of
mother-board, etc., etc.)

At the moment, all that I know is that I'm running a Celeron 500 (which
apparently has the Pentium II type architecture). I bought the computer a
couple of years ago from my brother and he had lost all the documentation by
the time I got it :(. Windows users generally never see the point of
documentation ;).

It has been suggested that I find .configure in my current linux's source
tree and look at that (will that have accurate info on my hardware?), but I
don't know where to find it on my Red Hat 7.1 system.

I've googled for <"PC diagnostics" free>, but haven't really been able to
spot something useful there.

Any help would be appreciated.



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