Installing Kubuntu 19.10
Kubuntu 19.10(Eoan Ermine) is the latest release of Kubuntu. As it stands, it is not recommended to install 18.04 LTS is a better option. The notes below are the steps we've taken to kinda get it to work. Whilst 18.04 is the most recent LTS version, 20.04 LTS is due out April 2020 and we'll probably encounter the same issues then. If anyone has further solutions, please edit below and let Paul/Rikesh know.
After completing install/upgrading on restart you'll be unable to login as a network user. Try the following steps, make sure you're root:
Bin the perennially useless network manager
apt-get purge Network-Manager
Set ypbind to autostart
sysv-rc-conf ypbind on
systemctl start rpcbind
Generate ypbind files, this might need more than one execution.
You may need to ypbind -broadcast to get this to work. Restart ypbind
systemctl restart ypbind
Check ypbind has connected
Auto mount the directories
systemctl restart autofs
All going well you should now be able to login with your normal username. There's a high chance you'll need to repeat these steps on every restart.