2. how do i ensure the telnet and SSH are "enabled"?
1. you told that you can able to open the terminal, right ? . Just do that.
2. login as root
# cd /usr/bin
# chmod 0755 ssh
i can see that telnetd on user space, but when i try to connect from my pc, to the board i get "connection refused".
since you have 2.6 kernel, by default telnet is disabled. But, you can use SSH instead.
i want to download the SSH source code-> compile it using cross compiler -> download it the the board.
I guess 2.6 has ssh by default. You need to enable as mentioned previously.
a.download the source code
yes you have to. if ssh not in board. But, I am sure it will be there. And if you want, you have to download for ARM architecture not for intel/AMD and so on.
I am running with slow internet connection, so I can not give you exact link to download. But, google will help you to get ssh for ARM.
b. compile it on the cross compiler using "make" -> how do i make sure it will be compiled to arm?
you need ssh package which is built for ARM
c. then do make install -> but it will install it on the host PC not on target, should i copy it to the target and then run "make install"?
you need to transfer the package using ftp to the board. then from your terminal of the board you can install the package.
If you are using Windows OS , you can use filezila to transfer the package to the board using board IP.
I guess, all the procedures are supposed to be with the board package box. Any CD or hardcopy guide is included ?
Feel free to get back here.
* regarding ssh enable procedure, I guess that ' chmod ' command is enough. If not working, let us to see your config file of ssh. And we have more Admin people here. They will help you more .