Building a minimal Ubuntu for Lotusphere 2009

So today I am starting on a small project that should have been finished before Christmas. I have to build a ThinkPad T60 with the least amount of Ubuntu possible for vmware player to work. Then I have to work out how to get that configuration onto a USB key with an install script so we can repair laptops as we go at Lotusphere. I hope this will not take all week, but I will keep you posted as to progress and what I find out.

P.S. only 13 days left. ;o)