What is a recommended distro which would support any (large) amount of RAM, best CPU etc.?
Is it possible to run the Kernel without a distro? If so, would that be a good solution, and how would one go about installing and running just the Kernel.?
Would be even better if it could be booted off a disc and stored in RAM..
I don't need any pre-installed apps, or fancy UI..
Thanks for your help :-)
Any linux distro can support any amount of ran and most CPUs. It really depends on your intended use with the system.
The Kernel is the program that runs your physical computer. It does nothing unless it is given a command from the user which is via programs. Mostly a kernel based system is used in recovery mode. A distro is a Kernel supplied with a few programs or a DE.
If you want to run a linux distro from disk, use a LiveCD of the distro of choice.