Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" Respin ISOs Are Now Available to Download

As promised last week, Canonical released today new ISO images of the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, including for all official flavors, to address a bug that bricked the BIOS of some laptops.

Several users reported last month broken BIOSes on their Lenovo, Acer, and Toshiba laptops due to a bug in the Ubuntu 17.10 installation images that won’t allow them to access their BIOS settings. The BIOS could be bricked even if the user ran the Ubuntu 17.10 image in live mode, without installing the OS.

Canonical was quick to temporarily disable access to Ubuntu 17.10 downloads from their ubuntu.com website warning people about the issue. A workaround and a fix for existing users were available shortly after that, as they had to update the kernel packages in Ubuntu 17.10 to disable the intel-spi driver at boot time.

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