[Durham] meeting tomorrow / advice on PXE utility please?

Richard Patterson richard at helpquick.co.uk
Mon Sep 14 16:29:56 UTC 2015

Yes, meeting is tomorrow... Apologies for lack of reminder...

What kind of basic info are you after? Seems lshw might be too detailed...

Might be able to hand craft a script to pull the info from /proc/cpuinfo, /proc/meminfo



Richard Patterson

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I apologise for terse replies when using my iPhone.

> On 14 Sep 2015, at 16:35, mark <mark at aktivix.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> we're meeting tomorrow night yeah?
> Also, can I ask a question for which I do not know the correct search
> terms to put into an engine:
> Say I have a pile of 25 old laptops which I want to audit (i.e. get some
> basic hardware information out of them into a spreadsheet). I'm sure
> there must be a tool to do this by connecting them all (one at a time)
> to another machine using an ethernet X-over cable (or 1GB/s port),
> booting each client machine to be audited from that 2-node network,
> serving up a PXE payload from the managing machine, reading the hardware
> info from the client and writing it to a file.
> Can anyone point me to this tool please?
> Cheers folks,
> Mark
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