Is there any possibility to run fsck if I have one ext3 partition /dev/sda1 only? File system is in the read-only mode, reboot did not help - automatic fsck failed and manual one is required. I have root access to my VPS console. I can't use live CD and similar techniques but command prompt only.
I tried the following (for CentOS 5.6):
telinit S mount -o remount,ro -t ext3 /dev/sda1 / fsck -fyC /dev/sda1
It refuses to start fsck on the partition as it's mounted. Now, I understand where I was wrong (SF topic). Still, is there any way to get round this and avoiding use of fsck -n?