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MohammadA
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Recover BIOS Password State from Linux OS

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Good day,

 

We are using HP workstations 8000 series and Z800 series running RedHat Linux. I am trying to run a report on the machines that indicates wether or not a BIOS Admin Password is set on each machine. In other machine brands we use Linux commands like (dmidecode or lshw) which can give the status as enabled/disabled. However, in the HP models mentioned above these commands don't give that output. In other words the part of the output that would normally show this information is blank.

How can I get the status of the BIOS Admin Pass from within the OS?

Is there a tool or a command that I can use to get that?

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sathya11
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Hello,

 

Removing the cmos battery may not clear bios pw.
There are windows utilities that will clear bios pw. 
Possibly "Hirons Boot Cd" has such utils.

There is some info/suggestions here 

http://rahulhackingarticles.wetpaint...,+All+tricks+!

Check the link at bottom of the page for pw removal windows util.

Some more utils at the bottom of this page

http://technofriends.in/2007/10/14/t...bios-password/

 

Thanks!

I am a HP employee.

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hello sathya11,

 

thanks for your reply. However, I don't want to clear bios pw. What i need is a way to display the status of the bios password (whether or not it's set on a given host) from within Linux OS. The commands to do that don't seem to work on HP machines they work on other brands though.

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