May want to look at: http://wiki.sabayonlinux.org/index.php? ... tage_Guide
The installer has abilities to use package selection
Taking the dvd to removing stuff is not the easiest, as you would have to remove the dependencies too. If you don't know what is what, you're gonna end up with stuff broke. The minis are coming if you can just have patience or use the package selection feature in the DVD installer.