Problem fixed using this topic
I was using the wrong device. In Windows it’s pretty cryptic.
I have tried 2 different sized CF cards, with 2 different CF reader/writers and I still just get GRUB when I boot the ALIX board. Has anyone tried using Vista to write the image with dd for windows? I don’t get any errors when I use it so I assume it writes the image ok.
Any ideas what might be the cause?