Bazza, eat your heart out chap!
http://pjradcliffe.wordpress.com/ the guy
http://interestingbytes.wordpress.com/ the live-dvd with tools et all
Found via Linux Journal, the July issue (207) is dedicated to embedded Linux. Worth getting a copy if you're not on a subscription (like I do )
Oh, and anyone else interested in hardcore Linux hardware control: it's also for you