Is there a mini-Linux, which would be just practically terminal prompt and you could install environment on your own? Including programs, plugins, drivers, DE (desktop environment)? I'm currently using Ubuntu which seems like a good decision. But I'd like to have more control over the OS on ground level (by this I mean terminal level). Sometimes there are programs which I uncovered when installing new ones, that I don't think I'll use any time soon or ever... definitely never.
I made my mini-research and it comes down to Linux Arch, which technically is what I'm asking for. But frankly, the OS is about 800MB big, so I expect it to have a lot of stuff I won't really need, again. Because as I remember, Ubuntu was about same size and it was pre-installed with everything.
So. Do you maybe know empty Linux's OS? Just terminal? I can get driver for screen, sound, wireless and all other.