Grey boot up on rmbp? should be black?

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    Cross strike macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have a Grey boot screen on a rmbp? I'm thinking those that had the beta b4 might have the black screen on theirs...... Os should it be black even if my rmbp never had the beta? Also is the boot up slightly slower?

    ps it's a clean install
     
  2. tecknik1 macrumors member

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    My 13 RMBP is not grey but ScreenSaver is blury.
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Do you have file vault turned on? If so, that is where the grey screen is coming from.
     
  4. AaronMT macrumors regular

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    That's weird. I wonder why Vault has to do with that.
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I take it that it is a subtle visual reminder to the user, that it has been turned on? I noticed it the first time I enabled FileVault.

    If the OP did not enable FileVault, I have no clue what is causing his screens to be grey.
     
  6. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    No, but when filevault is enabled the bootup process is different. Rather than the OS doing the booting almost immediately after hardware initialisation, first you get an EFI booter that asks you for your password and sets up drive decryption, and only after that is done does the OS really start booting. Apparently that code doesn't take the colour of your computer into account.
     
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    Thank you for the detailed explanation.
     
  8. Cross strike thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I left my computer at home but I doubt I enabled it unless it was on by default. I will check when I get home. I guess I should reinstall Yosemite?
     
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    By default, the Yosemite setup checks the "enable FileVault" box. Unless you noticed that at the beginning of the install, you turned on Filevault without realizing it.
     
  10. Cross strike thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just checked filevaults, I had it disabled when i install yosemite.....
     
  11. lparsons21 macrumors 6502

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    Same here. After reading that it was turned on by default I was a bit concerned. It isn't and I don't want it to be.
     
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    Black boot screen is exclusive to Macs introduced in 2013 or later.
     
  13. Cross strike thread starter macrumors newbie

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    MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)
    it is 2013 but its still grey screen
     
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