Comment 124 for bug 550559

I have been just been hit by this issue, with the exact same messages as the OP. This is on Dell E6410 2 year old with Ubuntu 12.04 completely updated.

The system boots but it is so slow it is useless. I'm trying to report a bug from the system but is is so slow that it is becoming almost impossible, I started with the ubuntu-bug but I will try to do it without the GUI and attach the files

The new bug is bug 1002670 , after 45 minutes I have been able to send it from the affected system. If this is is a bug it is really serious in my opinion.

If anybody knows of a workaround to stop the kernel checking the disk and make the system usable...