I have searched the forum but I don't find anything that fits my situation. I apologize in advance if I missed it ...
I have a boot loader which has been debugged and transfers control to an application but there are some exception condition issues that require that I be able to debug the application with the boot loader also loaded.
I know that I can concatenate *.hex files and load the resulting file but two issues come up with this:
1) I loose all symbol information
2) So far I have been unable to successfully 'attach' to a device for debugging unless I allow AVR Studio to also program the device. i.e.: I cannot debug the device when I specify "Skip programming" (and load the boot loader and application hex files via Tools/Device Programming). The device resets and starts when I hit 'play' but, when I hit 'pause' it keeps running but Studio thinks it's stopped at 0xFFFF.
BTW: AVR Studio 7.0.1188, processor ATMega1284P
In an ideal world I would like to be able to debug both the boot loader and application with symbols at once but the ability to have both in memory and symbols for one of them would be ok at the moment.
Is this possible? (BL & Appl in memory w/symbols for the appl)
I think that if I could tell AVR Studio that I am debugging the application (i.e.: Studio loads the symbols for the application) and successfully 'attach' to an already loaded device this would work for me.