Firewire issue on some mortherboard models
Not sure where to put this, right now:
Trouble booting 8.2 with motherboard model "Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD (revision 1)" is fixed by disabling the built-in Firewire from BIOS. The error message at boot is "run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting after 300 seconds for xpt_config" and seems to be an old issue also affecting 7.2 since May. Also, since the exact trouble does not seem to have been traced, the above motherboard had an "intel core i7" processor installed.
Likely hardware notes for this upcoming release: