I'm looking for an embedded microprocessor that can run a web server. The purpose of it will be to configure an embedded system via a web page similar to how you configure most routers.
I've been looking around and have found a few linux ports that run on the Freescale ColdFire microprocessors and the ARM microprocessors however they all are made for specific development boards. (Looked into uClinux the most). Is it possible (without several hours of work) to modify them to work in a custom design? I can't use pre-made boards because my design must be very small.
I like the upper end ColdFire chips because they have a built in Ethernet PHY and MAC saving space by not needing another chip for that.
Any tips on processors to look at? Any tips on linux ports to look at?