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  • We send appliances to customers, and since some days ago the machines come from a new vendor.
  • The machines have new BIOS and motherboards: http://www.dmtf.org/standards/smbios
  • We would like to use /sys/class/dmi/id to identify the machines, so they become unique by its serial number.
  • This is the output that we can get from id directory:

    id # for filename in *; do [[ -f ${filename} ]] && echo ${filename}: && cat ${filename}; done  
    
    bios_date:  07/12/2010  
    bios_vendor: American Megatrends Inc.  
    bios_version:  080015  
    board_asset_tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    board_name: To be filled by O.E.M.
    board_serial: To be filled by O.E.M.
    board_vendor: To be filled by O.E.M.
    board_version: To be filled by O.E.M.
    ...
    
  • We have tried some tools to edit these BIOS values without success.

Has anyone edited DMI data before? Please teach me. :)

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You should be asking your supplier, not us. –  John Gardeniers Mar 27 '11 at 1:27
    
Thanks Robert, easier to read. John, we are to small for them, they just sell, anyway we will try your approach once again. –  marc.riera Mar 28 '11 at 18:17
    
if you're large enough to buy from them you are large enough to ask them to support the product you are buying. –  John Gardeniers Mar 28 '11 at 20:42

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If you are the OEM then you should have an account with your BIOS provider, and your BIOS provider should be supplying you with a utility to customize the BIOS.

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We are the OEM was just a mater of speeak. We are a small company buying stuff directly to the manufacturer. we are not the OEM, otherwise the question would be just silly. –  marc.riera Mar 28 '11 at 18:16

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