You have to take in mind, that you have only 32MB of flash - it's limited. You can mount CF, but you can not easily make it rootfs. Serial console to Jornada Howto setup serial console to Jornada PC (DB9M) (DB9F)<----->(Jornada720_10pinF)(Jornada720_10pinM) Jornada To make a serial console on Familiar working with Jornada first you have to make at least this device for it. mknod ttySA0 c 204 5 This is a serial connector at the back of Jornada. Then you need to have proper line in /etc/inittab S:12345:respawn:/sbin/getty 115200 ttySA0 This starts serial port console in Linux and you can login and work with Linux. The other parts - bootldr.