car / understairs headless mp3 player
I am looking to build an mp3 player for the car which could be removed easily and stuck under the telly/stairs etc. As a dedicated mp3 player, there is no need for a monitor, but a small lcd display hanging off the parallel port will suffice for the minimal messages(song information) the listener needs. I have looked at a few of the minimal distributions in the list at linux.org, but none seems to be suitable for me. Could someone suggest a distribution without x as its just not needed, which could be added to for the functionality I need.
The hardware I have at the moment for building this is an old P133 machine, 96MB RAM with a soundblaster built in. I have a CF to IDE adaptor to keep the boot process solid state, and will mount a HD read only for the songs.
Thanks for reading this, and bigger thanks for any helpful replies you make.