This helps with disabling of lengthy boot-time checks on an EXT3 partition.
Check the setup
tune2fs -l /dev/sdaX
... Mount count: 2 Maximum mount count: 25 ...
To turn off the checks, set the maximum count to 0 with the “-c” option.
tune2fs -c 0 /dev/sdXY
However, the previous is not recommended. It’s better to increase the maximum amount to a higher integer.
tune2fs -c 100 /dev/sdXY
As the previously describe does no prevent for last check time expiration, you can use:
tune2fs -T YYYYMMDD /dev/sdXY
pointing to the current date before system restart.
Most probably, the most suitable solution is to reach a compromise by setting up a time frame check (e.g., one month):
tune2fs -c 0 -i 1m /dev/sdXY