Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-06-2008, 10:18 PM   #1
Senior Member
Registered: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,066

Rep: Reputation: 76
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 12-06-2008, 11:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04 and CentOS 5.5
Posts: 3,873

Rep: Reputation: 332Reputation: 332Reputation: 332Reputation: 332
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.
There is no listing for nomci.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kernel Panic during MCE nilesh2008 Linux - Newbie 0 05-13-2008 08:23 AM
Linux MCE looks hot DragonSlayer48DX Linux - News 1 03-27-2007 05:40 PM
What is Linux MCE all about? Nebetsu Linux - Distributions 1 03-25-2007 08:55 PM
MCE remote, wake up Xerop Linux - Hardware 2 11-16-2006 05:00 PM
invalid MCI device ID Crayoneater Linux - Software 1 05-26-2005 02:28 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration