Windows 10: Ubuntu 17.10 corrupts BIOS, bricks some Lenovo + Acer notebook models

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  1.    21 Dec 2017 #10

    sml156 said: View Post

    Linux Mint is probably in the same boat too.
    Nope, Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu 16.04, the stable release hence possibly not affected.
    Last edited by roy111; 21 Dec 2017 at 11:09.
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  2.    21 Dec 2017 #11

    cereberus said: View Post
    I thought bugs only existed in Windows 10 according to Linuxians and Sevenists .
    Sevenistas perhaps?

    Anyway the same certainly has happened see for example Windows Update Breaks Windows 7 UEFI Support on ASUS Motherboards | eTeknix

    I'd be cross if anything updated firmware without mentioning it but it isn't a Linux bug really. More a Ubuntu packaging bug.

    Not that semantics helps if the solution is to replace the chip of course.
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       21 Dec 2017 #12

    lx07 said: View Post

    Not that semantics helps if the solution is to replace the chip of course.
    I read one guy replaced his motherboard not once but twice
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  4.    21 Dec 2017 #13

    sml156 said: View Post
    Ubuntu is based on Debian, So my guess is if you installed it on a vulnerable machine it would probably hose the BIOS Linux Mint is probably in the same boat too. But as you said your using a Pi so your good.

    You still use "apt-get" I guess the Pi foundation has not updated apt yet
    I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS minimal server and use
    Code:
    sudo apt update && sudo apt -y upgrade
    They call it prettified apt-get
    I run the Raspberry Pi Desktop (for PC and Mac) on my spare desktop. Basically an x86 version of Debian with the Raspberry Pi desktop. Same look and fell as Raspbian on my Pi. Some other odds and ends added too. I can connect a Raspberry Pi Zero via USB and use that Pi's GPIO Pins to do things.

    Anyway, its an old ASUS motherboard so I guess I'm safe. I'll have to go poke around the Pi Foundation forums and see what's up.
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       21 Dec 2017 #14

    cereberus said: View Post
    I thought bugs only existed in Windows 10 according to Linuxians and Sevenists .
    Canonical (Ubuntu) and Microsoft (W8) operating systems both went into decline in 2012.
    They haven't recovered.
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  6.    22 Dec 2017 #15

    sml156 said: View Post
    I read one guy replaced his motherboard not once but twice
    That makes no sense. He got a new BIOS chip.

    Are you (is he) saying if you ever installed 17.10 then every computer you buy in the future will be affected? How?
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  7.    22 Dec 2017 #16

    lx07 said: View Post
    That makes no sense. He got a new BIOS chip.

    Are you (is he) saying if you ever installed 17.10 then every computer you buy in the future will be affected? How?
    I would think its more like, got new motherboard, reinstalled Ubuntu, did the update, bricked second motherboard.
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       22 Dec 2017 #17

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I would think its more like, got new motherboard, reinstalled Ubuntu, did the update, bricked second motherboard.
    Ubuntu 17.10 runs smooth on my Lenovo Z50-70 for whatever reason.
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       23 Dec 2017 #18

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I would think its more like, got new motherboard, reinstalled Ubuntu, did the update, bricked second motherboard.
    That's what I thought too when I read his post on The Ubuntu forum, He probably lacked the skill to remove (desoder) the BIOS chip.
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  •    23 Dec 2017 #19

    This could not happen with Legacy BIOS, I don't believe.
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