So I have been looking at things like Arch Linux, or Gentoo as of late. I like the idea of building from a very minimal install and putting what you would like on there, while learning about Linux itself. Trouble with them, is that you need internet basically to install packages on them. Something I can not afford to do with my limited amount of data a month.
So would any know of a distro like them, that I could install on a machine, and just pop in a cd to get the packages needed off? (I am betting it can be done with them though.) Have any of you done anything like this before? Thanks for any input on this matter.