I'd like to create the smallest-possible installation of Ubuntu 10.04 Server x64 as a VirtualBox OSE VM. I want to run just one service -- a Bitcoin client.
The standard installation is about 800 MB. By whatever approach, what's the smallest possible installation?
I find various procedures for removing unnecessary packages. However, I suspect that there's a simpler approach that I'm missing. By simpler, BTW, I don't mean compiling it myself. That's far above my current comfort level.