Regarding the discussion at the very end re "Load or flash kernel on N900": it's clear that the load method does not alter the ability to boot into Maemo later. What does the flash method do? Is it located purely on the SD card? I.e. so that when it's removed, one boots into Maemo just as if Meego had never been installed? Or does it flash the kernel on the device itself so that Maemo is no longer bootable?
Could you clarify?