I would need a GNU/Linux better if based on the Debian family or even a slimed version of Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS if possible (what we have mirrored internally in my company, due to isolated cloud deployments), not requiring server features at all, to be honest.
Apart from the Kernel and related components, I would need only the very basic shell tools + option to install packages from our mirror.
I was trying to find some Debian or Ubuntu small versions, as DML (www.damnsmalllinux.org, unfortunately, discontinued), and I am still testing other options, but I definitively want to try to take an Ubuntu Server 16.04 as a base and remove all that is not necessary, but not sure from where to start... I tried with the metapackages, but that is not working in the way as I expected...
Do someone know a way, or have an idea about how to do it, please?