Installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside manufacturer-installed Win 8 with no problems. Was "clever" enough to install as ext2 filesystem, which has resulted in the inconvenience of fsck making the usual checks every time I boot up. Sure, I could just press "C" to cancel the check, but that gets a little old after a while.
I've already tried tinkering with the maximum mount count in tune2fs, but that hasn't made any difference. It looks like I have to convert my ext2 filesystem to ext4. I could do this via the information provided here but have also noticed that I can enable some of the features of ext4, as detailed in this answer, by running the following command...
sudo tune2fs -O has_journal,uninit_bg,extents /dev/sda1
Is it necessary to do the full filesystem conversion, or will the fsck be eliminated by running the above command in terminal to enable some ext4 features?