I might be completly out of track, but it
cost nothing to ask.
Because there is a way reinstall the machine via a failsafe install, which seem to be a html fetch via phone line. I wonder if it could be possible to hack the IA1, and use it to call a web server that will distribute a linux image ???
Is the image provided by the failsafe is only a bootable image that could be
substitute by another one.