GWIZAH - I have had good luck with SLE on the GCT, I took a GCT that had a bad IDE header (someone messed up the solder pads trying to remove a header that was badly soldered on) but boots fine to DOS on the CF and I removed the USB and RG11 ports so that the Badflash RS232 board would fit in place of the modem, then made a 10pin cable to connect the Com2 port.
I added Badflash's card to another GCT with out mounting it in place of the modem and taking out the USB/RG11 ports by making a connecter cable to the modem com1 header.
I cut out the RF shield and plastic back so that the the CF card can be removed with taking the whole unit apart, I have a USB CF reader on my main desktop to make necessary changes to SLE on CF card. Works really good but I do plan on install a switch to turn the LCD off when it's not needed, I plan to tap the display power where it connects to the mainboard next to the speaker.
I have pictures, I will try to get them up to my website later today...