I hope you're all doing alright. I'll be straight forward with my concerns and questions.
I'm looking to use a live lightweight linux environment that's bootable from cd, sd card, usb flash drive or external hdd. I'd like this live environment to be preconfigured for my machine(resolution/drivers/themes) with applications of my choosing already installed(virtualbox etc). I was wondering if any of you wouldn't mind pointing me towards a decent lightweight linux distro, and maybe explain how I could go about customizing it for my needs before creating the live disc image. For the most part, I plan to use the live environment to launch virtual machines from an external hdd.
All help is appreciated.