I don't think there's anything too special about the boot process. I mean, uboot handles the really low-level stuff, then hands off control to the Linux system. It really shouldn't care what distro that is.
Anyway, you probably want to look here:
The Wandboard uses the same chip as the Novena. It wouldn't surprise me if the rootfs for the Wandboard would at least boot on a Novena:
http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv7 … /wandboard
You probably want to put the Novena kernel on there, though. My recollection is that the kernel is largely stock, so it might work OK-ish without it, but that's one source of problems that should be pretty easy to eliminate.
I'm not sure about the video output- I don't know enough about the Wandboard to know if it uses the LVDS interface on the chip, plus I believe you need to set up the timings for the specific LCD you have. HDMI would probably be OK.
In short, I think you should be able to dump a Wandboard rootfs on SSD/microSD, set up the Novena to boot from the appropriate medium, and go from there. Probably having an HDMI display and/or serial terminal handy. Embedded systems are always fun in these regards.