How to Obtain the Dell/HP Server (May be other vendors) Service Tag in DebianOct 26, 2008, 21:52 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to dave for this link. ]
"The Desktop Management Interface provides a standardized description of a computer’s hardware, including characteristics such as BIOS serial number and hardware connectors. dmidecode provides a dump of the DMI data available from the BIOS. It is used as a back-end tool by other hardware detection programs."