12 Jan

Lubuntu 17.10.1 (Artful Aardvark) released!

Lubuntu 17.10.1 has been released to fix a major problem affecting many Lenovo laptops that causes the computer to have BIOS problems after installing. You can find more details about this problem here.

Please note that the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have not been fixed in this ISO, so we advise that if you install this ISO, update directly after.

This release is no different in terms of features from the 17.10 release, and is comparable to an LTS point release in that all updates since the 17.10 release have been rolled into this ISO. You can find the initial announcement here.

You can download 17.10.1 ISOs for the following architectures:

Alternate (debian-installer-based) ISOs have been published as well, and you can grab them here:

Many thanks to Lubuntu’s testers (especially the ones from Google Code-In, that was a great help!) and Steve Langasek from the Ubuntu Release Team for making this happen!

19 thoughts on “Lubuntu 17.10.1 (Artful Aardvark) released!

    • To know if your system is 32 or 64 bit you can use the command “uname -a”. Try the Live CD of AMD image, but I’m not sure if it’ll work, as explained here.

  1. Hello, I just downloaded Lubunto 17.10.1 to a DVD flash drive on my Win10 computer to install on my old Gateway laptop with a non-functional copy of Ubuntu 2.1. Any time I try to extract the 17.10.1 files to my laptop, the computer locks up. In fact the laptop locks up when trying to open Firefox or do any system tasks. I had previously installed the old Ubunto as the primary operating system, as I no longer want to use MS Windows on this machine. What can I do to get a bootable disk with Lubunto to install on this laptop?

  2. I also have tried to install on dell inspiron mini. Can launch from usb with lubuntu iso. Firefox crashes while trying from the usb version. I have tried installing it (erasing drive and installing lubuntu) and it constantly fails.

  3. ——————
    System Information
    Time of this report: 2/18/2018, 21:38:38
    Machine name:
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: LENOVO
    System Model: 20027
    BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 1ACN21WW(V1.12)
    Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N280 @ 1.66GHz (2 CPUs)
    Memory: 1014MB RAM
    Page File: 1113MB used, 1329MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

    Hi i just want to ask, does this system qualify in running lubuntu?
    Im new to these things so im sorry

    • Well, you shouldn’t boot up anything with Windows XP anymore, so give it a go booting up on a USB stick with Lubuntu…

  4. I’m new to linux, I have installed lubuntu 17.10 on my old macbook pro 2006 first generation (unibody black 32 bits CPU intel core duo), and it works perfectly. Apple doens’t support it anymore, so I removed osx completly, lubuntun is the only OS (boot with rEFInd).
    I installed lubuntu on an 2 other laptops.
    One of them is a Fujistsu Siemens with 512 MB of ram, running under windows xp originally. It was not booting anymore, I thought the hdd was hs, but surprise, it wasn’t, it works like a charm with lubuntu.
    The other is a HP pavillon CPU Turion 64, 1GB (or 2?) of RAM runing Vista. I kept a Vista partition, I installed also windows 10 (running OK), and Lubuntu. Works fine.

    I also installed lubuntu on an external bootable hdd, it works fine, I can boot lubuntu on all my computers with this hdd, and also on my other macbook pro 2012 alu, works really well (except when it needs to swap it’s not usable anymore because of the USB speed).

    And… finally, I installed lubuntu on my media center (acer revo RL80 4GB ram), along with windows 10 on an SSD drive. Right now I’m using it and not windows 10 to watch the tv. Windows 10 runs OK too since the SSD upgrade. We’ll see which one I use the most.

    I installed it also on a fast Acer Aspire nitro v15 laptop (16GB ram), but I also wanted to try another distribution on this more powerful one, so I installed Antergos, which is fine too. But so far, Lubuntu is my preferred distribution, light, fast, functional, and robust. Thx.

  5. Hi there.

    I have an old amd 1GHZ cpu and 256m memory
    Eversince 2000 i used it and never gave me a problem.
    Still using ide and 20gb HDD, can you believe it.
    Just want to know if this version of linux will work on that pc

  6. I have a Lenovo ThinkPad with Lubuntu Artful Aardvark, did it affect your BIOS? I’ve used this version for the past 4 months.

  7. I checked my kernel with $ uname -r and it is version 4.13.0-16, they said it is version 4.13 that is corrupting the BIOS, did not notice anything strange, what are the malfunctions caused? Should I downgrade the kernel?

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