I saw your reply here.
Since I wrote that note, I have been able to boot my IA-1 from a CF; but not from JAILBAIT. I can use Damn Small Linux and Midori, but no other. I like DSL because it has native support for my Netgear MA111 wireless dongle (Prism2 chipset), I don't have the Linux ability to chase down and install the proper software to make it work with other distro's.
Every other implementation I have tried gives me some kind of "kernel panic" or another error.
Every JAILBAIT image stalls at LI, thich I presume is the start of LILO. Research into the meaning of LI tells me that there is a drive geometry issue that prevents the boot from continuing.
I have a variety of CF including a 2G microdrive I picked up. I tried to install Win98 on the microdrive, but no go. BSOD everytime (and I did it 3 or 4 times), well into the install process.....
Tell me of your successes. Do you have a functioning JAILBAIT image?