Smoke 'em if you got 'em

Joseph Hall joseph at
Sat Jan 17 06:29:45 MST 2009

On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 12:20 AM, Dr. Scott S. Jones <scott at> wrote:
>> Need a quick way to check your model or serial number in Linux?
>>   smartctl -a /dev/sda | head
> I try your command there, and it returns 'command not found' .. What am I
> missing here?
> Scott

Looks like in Ubuntu 8.04 and RHEL5, it's in the smartmontools
package. In RHEL4, it looks like it's in the kernel-utils package. Too
lazy to look on my Fedora box, sorry. It doesn't look like it's part
of a base install on any of those though.


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