How to debug a VM with a serial port

  1. Get your VM in Vmware workstation or Vmware server (with windows running as the host)
  2. Add a serial port to the vm
  3. Configure the serial port as


  4. Configure Msconfig


  5. Reboot
  6. Configure BIOS (may not be needed) change serial port A and B


  7. Install Debugging Tools for Windows
  8. Open Windbg
  9. Configure Symbol path (srv*c:\windows\symbols*
  10. save workspace


  11. Configure Kernel Debug


  12. Save workspace
  13. Go to debug>break
  14. And it should connect

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