Pardon me but I have not used emlid reach module. Is there any documentation of what is to be configured in Edison's debian image to make it work? Does it need any special kernel module?
If you only need to compile or install any software to make emlid work, you can flash FlytOS image on Edison, ( which is also debian based). Once you flash the image, you install them again.
Again, if you could send me clear documentation guide of how to interface emlid with a debian based CC, I would be happy to help you out.