Rev B7: how to do in-host kernel compilation?

i don’t like to do cross-compilation…to much hassle…in Sheevaplug it is possible to do kernel compilation inside the plug computer. similarly i would like to compile inside my beagleboard.

i have two: rev c2 and b7. in b7, the EHCI USB is not working and thus there is no way to connect a keyboard/mouse via USB hub to the board. correct? i am having a hardtime setting up the serial tty connection…no success so far (all problems encountered are documented in the eilinux FAQs)

alternatively how about ethernet over OTG - is that possible? or ethernet over the 5V power interface???

sorry…my knowledge is really meagre…so far…

i don't like to do cross-compilation.....to much hassle.....in Sheevaplug it
is possible to do kernel compilation inside the plug computer. similarly i
would like to compile inside my beagleboard.

i have two: rev c2 and b7. in b7, the EHCI USB is not working and thus
there is no way to connect a keyboard/mouse via USB hub to the board.
correct?

No.

http://elinux.org/BeagleBoard#OTG

i am having a hardtime setting up the serial tty
connection.....no success so far (all problems encountered are documented in
the eilinux FAQs)

alternatively how about ethernet over OTG - is that possible?

Yes, see above. Attach powered hub to B7 OTG port and then plug everything you like (keyboard, mouse, ethernet) to the hub.

Best regards

Dirk

thank you very much for your answer Dirk.

i don't like to do cross-compilation.....to much hassle.....in Sheevaplug it
is possible to do kernel compilation inside the plug computer. similarly i
would like to compile inside my beagleboard.

i have two: rev c2 and b7. in b7, the EHCI USB is not working and thus
there is no way to connect a keyboard/mouse via USB hub to the board.
correct?

No.

Beagleboard:Main Page - eLinux.org

i am having a hardtime setting up the serial tty
connection.....no success so far (all problems encountered are documented in
the eilinux FAQs)

alternatively how about ethernet over OTG - is that possible?

Yes, see above. Attach powered hub to B7 OTG port and then plug everything you like (keyboard, mouse, ethernet) to the hub.

Best regards

I am a bit confused over the write-up: just using mini-B connector
to connect to the OTG isn't sufficient, right? ie, I still have to
short the pin 4 and 5 together via some soldering....right? this is
because (verified in both C2 and B7 rev) after connecting the mini-B
OTG to the powered USB hub, and then the mouse to the USB hub as well,
Angstrom still does not detect the presence of the mouse.
immediately after another USB-A gets connected to the powered hub, the
mouse gets detected. I was at the login screen in Angstrom btw. So
just a plain mini-B USB without explicit pin-4-5 fusing does not work.
  is these correct?

Appreciate very much for the help rendered!!!

Merry Christmas!!