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Old 12-06-2008, 11:18 PM   #1
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what do (no)mce and (no)mci mean?

In my menu.lst, MEPIS's default parameters include "nomce." Also, I tried the parameter "nomci" because a website I found suggested that it might get the distro to detect my SATA HD, which it hasn't done. But what do those parameters refer to, with or without a "no" prefix?
Old 12-07-2008, 12:14 AM   #2
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This is how I found the answer to your question.

1. go to

2. search for linux boot parameters

3. select the first page in the list

4. use the firefox "find" utility to find the parameter

The `nomce' Argument

Some newer processors have the ability to self-monitor and detect inconsistencies that should not regularly happen. If an inconsistency is detected, a Machine Check Exception will take place and the system will be halted (rather than plundering forward and corrupting your data). You can use this argument to disable this feature, but be sure to check that your CPU is not overheating or otherwise faulty first.
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