> > 5.
> > One of the upgraded systems would repeatedly hang at boot, until I
> > disabled the on-board firewire-device through the BIOS... It was
> > not a problem under 7.x, although I don't know, whether the device
> > actually worked.
> This is a commonly-reported problem, assuming "at boot" you mean "while
> the kernel is starting". Or unless you're using a certain model of
> Shuttle box, but that turned out to be literally a BIOS bug:
Looking at this link, it doesn't match the described issue. Mikhail's
machine would not boot *until* he disabled the firewire controller in
The referenced issue on that Shuttle based machine talks about disabling
the firewire controller and *then* it still being alive when the system
powers on and crashing the system.
I interpret this as a bug.
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