Idea: A homemade hard disk mp3 player
First of all, sorry if i put it into the wrong forum section, but this one seemed the most appropriate to me.
Basically, i've been thinking about using an old computer (like pentium 1, 32/16 mb ram... you get the idea) with a 20 or 40 gb hard drive to make a cheap mp3 player, as small as possible, which you could use in your car or in the living room.
The whole thing would consist of a computer with modified case to be as small as possible, an lcd monitor (i was thinking about something like 10", although i don't know if those even exist...) and a keyboard.
Now, here's the linux part: i was thinking about a tiny distribution, which basicly only boots into the console and automatically runs an mp3 player program with curses interface, with possible playlist, basic music management and especially "jump to file" support.
I chose curses because you don't have to type commands to do anything, yet you don't have to run X and struggle with video drivers, not to mention the resource saving by not using X.
Now someone will probably tell me to just go and buy an iPod, but i really want to do this just for fun and it costs me almost nothing as i can get some of that old hardware for very low amount of money or even for free.
so, what do you guys think about this? do you think it is possible?