I am not very experienced on Linux and get caught in a doubt, i have recently purchased an acer travelmate P4 and heard about the bios issues caused by ubuntu 17.10 on lenovo notebooks, and that it was being caused by SPI driver on ubuntu's 4.13 kernel, which comes along with 17.10. I've had just installed Elementary OS, which is based on Ubuntu, and updated the kernel to 4.15RC4, downloading the .deb's and installing them. Since i'm using a kernel version launched after the 4.13, may the SPI driver be present and cause any issue on my pc? I've seen that there are some dell, acer, hp notebooks that are also being affected by that issues.
Well, what you can do is to run in a terminal to check whether the new code (intel-spi driver) is enabled/built as part of your Linux kernel:
:~$ cat /boot/config-`uname -r` | grep CONFIG_SPI_INTEL_SPI
If it returns NO details or as below:
# CONFIG_SPI_INTEL_SPI_PLATFORM is not set
Then, it is safe to assume that you can proceed. (Assuming that your laptop model may have the problem bios - Insyde UEFI that's affected). You can also open /boot/config-(kernel version) to read through the configuration options for the kernel(s).
Hope this helps.