“Canonical has pulled downloads for its Ubuntu 17.10 Linux distribution following reports that it can trigger a bug in the UEFI firmware of selected Lenovo, Acer, and Toshiba laptops, corrupting the BIOS and disabling the ability to boot from USB Drives.”
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Happened on my Dell Insperion also (Insyde Software BIOS) also. I have also seen reports of OpenSuse. I believe problem is widespread across multiple distros.
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I am also wondering if it really a Insyde Software BIOS problem that happened to be triggered by a Linux install.