I'm considering to upgrade my PC to Ubuntu v17.10, but I'm afraid because there's a BIOS issue has been confirmed for several different lines of Lenovo laptops also the reports of it affecting a few Acer, Toshiba and Dell laptops.

Should I upgrade or not? Also I can't download the Latest Ubuntu 17.10 ISO, the official website download link is currently discouraged.


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Ubuntu 17.10.1 has been released to avoid that problem. Ensure that the installer you use is 17.10.1, not 17.10. The ISOs are available here.

  • The question was about upgrade. Upgrading should install all the latest updates to 17.10 though.
    – NoBugs
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 2:24
  • This answer does not answer the question stated in the title "Would the kernel included with 17.10 lock the BIOS into read-only?", it only says a workaround for the actual problem that is not even acknowledged. I recommend you edit it into your answer to prevent it from being deleted.
    – Ferrybig
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 10:48
  • @Ferrybig As you can see by the edits, the question in the title wasn't the question in the title at the time I answered. Commented Jan 19, 2018 at 8:01

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