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E.3.2. Running the Boot Monitor

To run the Boot Monitor and have it display a prompt to a terminal connected to UART0, set User Switches 1, 2, and 3 to OFF and reset the system. Standard input and output functions use UART0 by default. The default setting for UART0 is 38400 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit. There is no hardware or software flow control. Use these values to configure a terminal application on your PC to communicate with the Boot Monitor.


If the Boot Monitor has been accidently deleted from flash memory, see Rebuilding the Boot Monitor or platform library for information on loading the monitor.

Boot Monitor commands

See Appendix F Boot Monitor Commands for details of the available commands in Version 4 of the Boot Monitor.

Commands are accepted in uppercase or lowercase. The Boot Monitor accepts abbreviations of commands if the meaning is not ambiguous. For example, for QUIT, you can type QUIT, QUI, QU, Q, quit, qui, qu, or q.

Optional parameters for commands are indicated by []. For example DIRECTORY [directory] indicates that the DIRECTORY command can take an optional parameter to specify which directory to list the contents of. If no parameter is supplied, the default is used (in this case, the current directory).

Type HELP at the Boot Monitor prompt to display a full list of the available commands.

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