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The Red Screen of Death – Illegal Opcode Error

If you get the „Red Screen of Death“ during an OS install on your HP ProLiant Microserver G8 after rebooting, reporting an „Illegal Opcode Error“, do not worry!

In most cases, this is just due to a wrong boot order configuration. Just follow these steps (and vary them if necessary to reflect your system configuration).

  1. Reboot again.
  2. Press F9 to enter the RBSU
  3. Check, if the „USB Boot Support“ is enabled. If not, enable it.
  4. Go to „System Options“ > „USB Options“ > „Removable Flash Media Boot Sequence“ and select the proper boot device there. In my case, as I installed on a USB thumb drive that is mounted inside the micro tower, I have to go for „Internal DriveKeys First“.
    Removable Flash Media Boot Sequence

    Removable Flash Media Boot Sequence

  5. Then select “Standard Boot Order” (IPL) and choose to start from “USB Drive Key (C:)” first.
Standard Boot Order (IPL)

Standard Boot Order (IPL)

  • Leave the RBSU and restart your server.
  • By | 2017-01-29T10:32:36+00:00 Juni 28th, 2014|DevOps - Server and Technologies and virtualization, Short Notice|3 Comments

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    1. […] it should work! – In my case, this way wasn´t working properly, after rebooting, I ended on a Red Screen of Death! So I went for the second variant, which is explained in the next […]

    2. Robert 26. April 2016 at 22:24 - Reply

      Worked perfectly, Thank You!

    3. Graeme 20. März 2017 at 18:43 - Reply

      In my case it was a duplicate MAC address on my cobbler server.

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