Hello! I am trying to debug a code on the board esp32-wroom-32. I’ve never debugged.
After some search in the community, I found that I have to add the debug tool on the file platform.ini. But I can’t find the debug tool for my board (according to documentation it’s JTAG ). I’ve chosen JTAG-HS1 but I get Error: Unknown debug tool digilent-hs1. Please use one of esp-prog, iot-bus-jtag, jlink, minimodule, olimex-arm-usb-ocd, olimex-arm-usb-ocd-h, olimex-arm-usb-tiny-h, olimex-jtag-tiny, tumpa or custom . When I try one of the suggested debug-tool , I get the notification BadCMake executable ; Set up and build your CMake project before debuging and debug fails.
This is indeed unknown – you can only chose the supported debug adapters for your board as listed per documentation.
Do you have the CMake or ESP-IDF plugin installed in VSCode too, by any chance? Those seem to interfere.
You should first try and create a new blank project via the PIO Home Create Project wizard for ESP-IDF, then fill it e.g. with the blinky code from the official example, build and flash it normally, and then add debug directives to the platformio.ini and debug that.
I opened the link in your comment and found the information:
MH ET LIVE ESP32DevKIT does not have on-board debug probe and IS NOT READY for debugging. You will need to use/buy one of external probe listed below.
I think it is the problem