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As your inquiry pertains an Intel® desktop board, please, know I have rerouted this post to the corresponding support department.
It is important to tell you that Intel has not tested and validated Intel® boards on any Linux versions; we know that other customers have successfully installed it.
Regarding IRQs, there are some links that shows how to change IRQ manually on Windows 7 or 8.1
NOTE: These links are being offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel of the content, products, or services offered there.