Canonical has announced that this Thursday, January 11, Ubuntu 17.10 will be available again on the official website since they have solved the problem that corrupted the BIOS of some computers when installing this new version and left them totally useless.
The failure affected mainly Lenovo, Acer and Dell devices, and the company was forced to withdraw this latest release due to the magnitude of the problem.
Canonical has explained that the cause of the incidents was the Intel SPI controller, which manages sound settings and has the ability to update the BIOS firmware. actually, This driver should only be enabled by experienced users on very specific occasions, but for unknown reasons, it was activated in the Ubuntu 17.10 kernel, causing serious problems in the BIOS of the computers.
The new version of Ubuntu 17.10 will have this driver disabled, it will be an updated, compatible and stable ISO image, which can be installed without problems on any manufacturer's device.
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