Hi, I'm new here and I don't know a whole lot about linux in general. I'm a computer engineering major, and having done some work with microcontrollers. I wanted to see if I could create a small computer capable of running damn small linux, and perhaps a few simple programs on top of it.

Now, I'm not necessarily planning on going from the ground up. Though essentially what I'm trying to do is build a 486 with modern hardware and make it as small as possible. Is there anything I should keep in mind as I do this specifically in reference to DSL compatibility?

Thanks in advance