I am trying to build a minimal Ubuntu server that acts as a base server for many applications. I need this server to be not mroe than 200MB after the minimal installation.
Base installation for Ubuntu server still comes up close to 600MB.
I have tried JeOS, but unfortunately this is meant for VMware appliaces only.
I have built a minimal server, from Ubuntu Desktop live CD, using debootstrap and that worked fine but still it was around 310MB.
Is there a way to build a Ubuntu server from the ground up that only has the absolutely necessary packes and then we can add more packages when needed using apt-get?
I am not interested in spliTaz and Archlilnux etc....
Any feedback or pointers are appreciated.