OK, hold in mind I have dabbled in linux, but still VERY green. I have a 1T NAS using NASLite floppy (bootable SMB server). and figured I would try something else.

What I would like to do (this is where I need the help) is figure out how to have a stripped kernel and as small as possible footprint to run a local webserver (with SQL)and SMB (so I can edit files easily). Now where I get lost is the install and configuration. Ive seen Knoppix and DSL but they have crap in them I just dont need. I'd like to carve it down to the bone and set it up to run headless. The system I have for it is a small 533Mhz P3 with a zip 100 drive.