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Fixing the filesystem

I have a problem with my file system which needs some low level attention. I'd like to run e2fsck, but I can't figure out how to directly access the underlying OS. The web based user interface doesn't have any real support features. Is there any way to do this?

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Enable SSH or use the internal serial port to run e2fsck

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