I want to create a portable media server using Raspberry Pi Zero W running on LiPo battery. Steps will include installing minidlna, dhcp server, hostapd.
I have fair knowledge of these things and can hack around to get this working on Raspbian Stretch LITE.
My question is- would there be a better, slimmer OS that I can install to achieve the same thing? Obviously this will be headless. Since this will be runninng on batteries, I want to maximise the uptime this can deliver.
I am aware that the running time is not dependent on the OS itself, but all the computation it does in the foreground/background. Hence, I am looking for something which is minimal but also not a pain to setup with all the installables I need.
I've worked with Alpine linux and Tiny Core linux on some of my servers, but I don't know whether they will be able to be up & running for all the installables I need.