How to view BIOS settings on a running system?

Rob nospam at
Fri Feb 13 19:09:46 PST 2004


A few times I have seen answers to problems like:

	"Verify this-and-this in your BIOS setting"

The only way to do this, that I know of, is to shutdown the system
and hit the DEL-key at boot up etc. But this is a bit silly, for
just checking a particular setting of the BIOS.

Isn't there a tool in FreeBSD that shows the BIOS settings in a
similar layout, without shutting down the system?

I assume the kernel can access the BIOS and read all its settings,
or is this impossible?


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