I'm at work and have some time to read, and came across another article. This is to make my search easier when I start on Ken's project (more later on that). Here's the article which features 6 distributions, some that sound interesting:http://www.linux.com/news/software/appl ... 86-and-arm
I played with download feature of the following distribution, and came up with just under 200 mb.
Here's the one from the article, Porteus: http://www.porteus.org/
Porteus was originally named Slax Remix. Porteus is a combination of "portability" and "Proteus", the god of the sea who could change his form. This is a reference to Porteus' flexibility; it weighs in at less than 300MB, and is optimized to run from a USB stick, CD, Compact Flash, or hard disk. It's a great way to get a prefab version of Slackware all ready to go to work. Porteus is a complete linux operating system that is reported as insanely fast which allows you to start up and get online while most other operating systems are left spitting dust. Porteus comes in both 32 & 64 bit and aims to keep on the bleeding edge. You actually "create" your own iso on the download link. It's a menu, choice of 32/64 bit, system type: gui/text, desktop: Razor, Mate, KDE, LXDE, XFCE, Time Zone, Keyboard, Sound Volume, Modules: Web: FireFox/Chrome/Opera, Word Processor: Libre/Abiword, VOIP client: Skype, Drivers: video nVidia/AMD/opensource, Print support, Development Tools. Clicking the download link after choosing your menu items downloads the iso, mine said it was 183 mb but once downloaded and burned, it came in at 197 mb.
I'll keep you posted.
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