- Jul 19, 2021
Ok, I am sorry if this is not the place to ask so many questions, but I really think Steve and maybe/hopefully someone else will know the answer to this question. I might end up asking on StackOverflow and reddit too, but again I feel like this is the kind of thing Steve would know and understand. I am trying to understand how to debug the contents of one virtual machine with another virtual machine or as least the host. I am including a link to an article for an old version of vmware workstation, but I think is should work for both vmware workstation and virtual box. I remember reading in a masm dos book a long time ago, that you could debug assembly on one computer with another computer via the com ports. As virtual machines have com ports, I can’t think of a reason why this could not be done with two virtual machine no matter if they are FreeDOS, ReactOS, Windows, or Linux. I been reading about OS internal and then I remembered ReactOS and I wondered if there would be a way to use a debugger in one ReactOS instance with another ReactOS/Windows/Linux instance, both in virtual machines. Then I realized if it is possible for React OS, it is likely to be possible with FreeDOS, Linux and maybe Windows. I would want to have the source code in the debugger vm and not just the disassembly. I am sure people out on the internet know and understand the answer to this question, but Steve is the exact first person that comes to mind for me. Thanks.