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Old 25 March 2012, 03:06   #1
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Serial debugging while booting


I've been looking for some info about capturing Amiga boot debug messages spit out through the serial port.
I've setup a PC with PuTTY connected to a null modem cable to my A4000, but nothing comes out.

My question is: do stock Amiga send to serial port debug messages upon boot? Because after googling a bit it seems that the only way I can have some debug through serial is just if I enable ROM-Wack or other third party tools, but the boot process is already finished. That would be helpful if I want to debug a piece of sotware, not the very boot process, am I right?

In theory I should have a ROM with debug enabled (sort of "--with-serial-debug" when compiling AROS), but there's no such thing for AmigaOS, correct?

Thanks for clarifying these points.
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Old 25 March 2012, 04:02   #2
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I'm quite sure that nothing gets sent to the serial port during the normal boot process. As you said, if you needed output while booting I think you'd need to hack up some method to get it.
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