OSX Yosemite: Can't login to MacBook Air, FileVault is on

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by linas999, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. linas999 macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2015
    I can't get into my Mac (10.10.5 Yosemite), the problem is that i know the password but I simply can't type it in.

    Yesterday I bought this laptop, I'm lithuanian myself, so I decided to choose the default language Lithuanian. When lithuanian language is on, instead of number keys you type in letters. Today, silly myself, I decided to change the login password (administrator) to a diferent one, in that moment the language my keyboard was typing was English, so I changed the password to 'enter123'.

    Now, when I'm trying to login to the mac, I simply can't because the default language is Lithuanian, and when I'm typing the password it simply writes in as 'enterąčę', instead of 'enter123'.

    I cannot change the language. Tried recovery mode, my FileVault is on. I don't know what to do, I'm simply lost.
  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    If it is new then I suggest you either give Apple a call or take it to a Apple Store to get some help. Problem you have is that with FileVault turned on and not being able to enter the password you won't be able to login to the computer no matter what you try.
  3. rigormortis, Aug 15, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2015

    rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    you cant run your mac headless ( no screen ) when you have file vault.
    you cant even telnet or ssh or remote desktop or use screen sharing when file vault is on because it is locked for good

    you must have a working keyboard and screen when filevault is on

    the exception to this rule is if you are already logged on , you can reboot your computer AND connect to it using screen sharing if you type ' sudo fdesetup authrestart ' in terminal

    this causes the mac to keep the file vault password in ram for the next reboot so you can access
    your mac without a screen or keyboard.

    u could clear your file vault password using iCloud. i think you can, but i never tried it

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