Ubuntu 17.10 corrupting BIOS – many Lenovo laptops models (and Acer and Toshiba)

“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.”

https://www.bit-tech.net/news/tech/software/canonical-pulls-ubuntu-1710-over-uefi-corruption-issue/1/

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1734147