How can I run fsck manually when it will not complete automatically on boot and the system will not completely boot otherwise?

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If the root partition of a Linux installation is corrupt in such a way as to make fsck in non-interactive mode prohibitive, it is possible to repair that partition by booting into rescue mode from the CD.

Simply boot from CD into rescue mode (type linux rescue from the boot prompt), unmount the root partition (mounted under /mnt/sysimage) and run fsck on the appropriate dri...

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