How to check for SLIC 2.1 from Linux

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by cingularv551, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. cingularv551

    cingularv551 MDL Junior Member

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    I've got a recent hewlett packard computer that currently has ubuntu linux installed on it. I want to change the operating system over to microsoft windows 7. How can i check for the presence of a slic 2.1 table prior to the conversion?
     
  2. subpsyke

    subpsyke MDL Junior Member

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    #2 subpsyke, Oct 25, 2010
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    In a terminal, enter the following command:
    Code:
    dmesg | grep SLIC
    Paste the resulting output here.
     
  3. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    #3 Daz, Oct 25, 2010
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    Theres also another way to go into more depth.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install iasl
    sudo cat /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/SLIC > slic.dat
    iasl -d slic.dat
    gedit slic.dsl
    And another way is:
    Code:
    cd /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/
    dir
    Of course if it can't find the table then you don't have a SLIC.
     
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  4. cingularv551

    cingularv551 MDL Junior Member

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    thanks guys.

    turns out there was not a SLIC file in the /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/ directory. so i started the machine from a dos boot floppy and ran "hpbi103 write slp on". after reboot, i had a SLIC file in the /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/ directory.