I'm working on setting up a kiosk and I'm trying to decide with OS to install on the Pi. I know a full Raspbian install will work, but this site will be hosted locally and updated only a couple times per year. So, I don't want to use a full distro if I don't have to just to minimize maintenance.
I'm wondering if I can open the Chrome browser in kiosk mode without booting to desktop, which would allow me to use something like Jessie Lite or DietPi. Or, do I have to enter the GUI first?
Any suggestions would be helpful.