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INTEL SPI bug corrupts bios and uefi
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mistfire

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Dec 2017, 05:36    Post subject:  INTEL SPI bug corrupts bios and uefi  

There is a bug in linux kernel where intel spi modules is enabled. It corrupts BIOS and UEFI. This makes computers bricked. Artful was pulled out because of this bug.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/12/21/ubuntu_lenovo_bios

https://betanews.com/2017/12/21/canonical-pulls-ubuntu-17-10-over-bios-corruption-on-lenovo-toshiba-acer-laptops

https://itsfoss.com/ubuntu-17-10-bios-bug

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/12/ubuntu-corrupting-lenovo-laptop-bios

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Dec 2017, 07:22    Post subject:  

Does this affect peebee's ArtfulPup?
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Dec 2017, 08:17    Post subject:  

@musher0 just open at the DOTconfig file in /etc/modules of ArtfulPup. Then search INTEL_SPI keyword. If it is set to "y" or "m". Then there is a high risk that ArtfulPup is affected by this bug. Not only ArtfulPup but other distro with INTEL_SPI support as well.
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Dec 2017, 09:44    Post subject:  

Thanks,mistfire.
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Dec 2017, 15:41    Post subject:  

Hello all.

mavrothal has explained why it does NOT affect peebee's ArtfulPup, here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=978072&sort=lastpost#978072,
as well as fredx, two posts down from mavrothal's.

I hope this reassures everyone.

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