Web site: ibiblio.org/elemental/
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: Lithinum | February 17, 2013

Elemental (The Elemental Linux Server (ELS)) – designed from the outset to be a minimal, no-frills server distribution.

There is no GUI, everything is console-based. There is no package manager, packages are installed from .tar.gz files. There is no administration tool, all configuration is done by manually editing files in the /etc directory.

There is also very little bloat in the ELS distribution.

ELS will easily install on the vintage 1998 Pentium II computer that’s sitting in your basement collecting dust. Don’t throw it out, reanimate it as a home file server or a personal web server.

The project founder is David Horton.


Elemental Lithium Base i386 497MB.iso
md5sum: e749d2b6bef8973ab221cfdcbfee95ce

Elemental Lithium Extra i386 171MB.iso
md5sum: e2002c9f93bab7810538c0a01d4ab20f

Elemental Lithium i386 Source 520MB.iso
md5sum: 369d675165a00bf54265dc36e91f849d