Hardware Serial Debugging
Your system needs to have a built-in serial port to leverage Serial Debugging. Modern laptops commonly lack this port. Desktops will generally have a serial port or a mainboard header for serial port.
- A problematic system with an available built-in serial port.
- A main board header (if required for problematic system)
- A second system to capture logs and interact with the system under test.
- A null modem cable or a USB serial adapter
- On the machine under test, attach the serial cable to the available serial port.
- Plug the serial cable into the second system.
- Leverage a serial terminal such as minicom on linux or HyperTerminal on windows. Configure for
- Boot the Haiku machine and
Enable serial debug outputin the bootloader debug options. (optional, serial debugging is always on at the time of this writing)
Virtual Machine Serial Debugging
Serial debugging can also be enabled for Haiku running in a virtual machine. This offers a rapid way to interact with a Haiku machine encountering boot problems.
-serial stdio for serial output in the terminal
-serial file:/tmp/serial-out for serial output to a file on disk.
- Serial Ports
Enable serial port
Port ModeRaw File