Hardware Detection Tool


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HDT is a great little program for telling you about your hardware. I use it on PXE server to get a preliminary idea of what sort of system I've got in front of me. As a PXE app it means I don't need to boot off the system to find out anything about it.

Apparently it's a Syslinux com32 module but I don't really know what that means. Can it be built on FreeBSD as a native app?

The latest version of HDT can be found in the Syslinux tarball under com32/hdt/hdt.c32. Source code and official builds can be downloaded in .tar.gz, .tar.bz2, and .zip formats from kernel.org.


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Syslinux was a bootloader for Linux so you could dualboot between MS-DOS and Linux. It's been around for quite a while.