After updating Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 to Ubuntu 17.10, I started running into some problems. There were the semi-expected ones (like malfunction GUI features) that came with the merge of Ubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome, as well as the unexpected ones.
And the biggest one that I cannot seem to solve is why I can no longer boot from almost any Linux distro, which is a problem since I need to reinstall it for school.
I have tried many OSs and versions: Ubuntu 12.04, 16.04, and 17.10.1
And Puppy Linux. Which is interesting, because that one worked.
None of the Ubuntu based distros gave any error messages, but when I tried Fedora, it thankfully gave me some output - the first I have gotten:
3.616156] Couldn't get size: 0x800000000000000e 4.048773] Dracut-pre-udev: rpc.idmapd: conf_reinit open ("(null)", )0_RDONLY) failed 4.049176] Dracut-pre-udev: rpc.idmapd: conf_reinit open ("(null)", )0_RDONLY) failed
So it looks like something is read only, but I can't seem to figure out what. And the weird thing is that it is making my dual booted Windows 10 install misbehave as well. Strange bugs - the likes of which I rarely ever see, like failure to sign in.
There is one more bit of information that will hopefully be helpful. This is a new, Lenovo laptop, and with the big deal with Ubuntu 17.10 corrupting BIOS chips on many Lenovo computers, it has certainly crossed my mind that that could be the culprit, but I can still read and write to my BIOS (I updated it to the latest version and saved settings such as the time), and I can still boot some things from USB, like Puppy Linux as well as a Windows 10 iso.
Note that the Windows 10 boot has problems since it for some reason cannot detect any drive.
Upon running diskpart in Windows, it reports that everything on the SSD is fine and dandy, although I almost suspect that something is wrong here.
If any of you have any ideas or suggestions, they would be more than slightly appreciated :)