How To Install HardInfo on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install HardInfo on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install HardInfo on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, HardInfo is a system profiler and benchmark tool used in Linux to check hardware information. Using this you can get hardware and some software information about your system. It is a clean and neat graphical UI application in this category. You can generate all your system reports in HTML or in plain text.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the HardInfo on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install HardInfo on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing HardInfo on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Install HardInfo from the default Ubuntu repository.

Now we run the following command in your terminal to install it:

sudo apt install hardinfo
  • Install HardInfo from the universe repository.

Run the following command below to install it:

sudo add-apt-repository universe 
sudo apt update
sudo apt install hardinfo

Step 3. Accessing HardInfo on Ubuntu.

Once successfully installed, now click on the “Activity” tab on the desktop. Next, type “HardInfo” in the search bar that appears, and then click the search result.

You should see different parameters in the left sidebar once you open HardInfo, and if you choose any of those options, you should see their related information on the right side of the application window.

Install HardInfo on Ubuntu 20.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed HardInfo. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the HardInfo on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official HardInfo website.

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