FileVault and Sierra guide for noobs like me

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  1. KernelPan1c

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    Aug 18, 2017 at 1:28 AM #21
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    Maybe https://derflounder.wordpress.com/2...ecrypt-your-filevault-2-encrypted-boot-drive/

    Same site. I know I've seen at least one or two other threads on here of people accidentally enabling FileVault and decrypting from the command line. I think I just linked you to the wrong one.

    Also definitely some threads on here: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/solved-enabled-filevault-and-cannot-boot.195343/
     
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    Aug 18, 2017 at 4:39 PM #22
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    You are the best, KernelPan1c! The first of those links worked perfectly :D

    Now to back up all the data that I almost lost...
     
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    Sep 28, 2017 at 11:45 PM #23
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    For everyone else wondering the same thing as posted a couple of months ago:

    I had to use AptioInputFix for my Apple USB Keyboard. Driver was needed since no input worked when booting without it. Other one worked as well but had to reconnect the keyboard when booting. This one does work without reconnecting.
     
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    Hi guys,

    Any idea why there is no second stage boot logo and transparent background when FileVault is enabled?

    I only have the loading bar on a black background for this case. First stage is ok (transparent background + user logo & input filed).

    Card is a GTX 650, no Nvidia drivers (none needed anyway). This occurs with both Sierra and High Sierra.

    When FileVault is disabled, I don't have a transparent background (which is intended), but I do have the second stage Apple logo and loading bar. Everything looks ok for this case. So it's just when FileVault is enabled.
     
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    @arsradu, please update your profile (personal details) with your Motherboard or Make/Model, CPU and Graphics Card.
     
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    Oct 7, 2017 at 12:03 PM #26
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    Build details updated in my signature.

    Thanks for pointing that out. :)
     
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    For an OptiPlex 3020 (proprietary BIOS I guess), running Sierra, UEFI mode, with wireless USB keyboard and mouse what should I use?



    I tried UsbKbDxe (in EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI) but can't type the password. If I disconnect/reconnect the USB dongle, I'm able so select which partition to boot in Clover, but can't type the password.



    The keyboard works in BIOS.
     
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    Oct 21, 2017 at 8:21 PM #28
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    This might just be an apple bug. I noticed that when FileVault was enabled the logo and progress bar were really ugly (like placed against the wrong color background), so I just turned on verbose mode instead and it looks fine. This might be different than your issue but I wanted to mention that I'd had some issues with bizarre looking boot logos too.

     
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    I'd try the other driver. there are only two, and the exact failure of not loading one (maybe also loading the wrong one) is that you can't type in your password at that screen. Working in BIOS is actually something else. my apple bt keyboard and trackpad work in the bios because I'm using the native Broadcom stuff, but this driver is still necessary because (I think) in that decryption screen the system doesn't have access to the normal working keyboard drivers. Let us know if the other driver works!
     

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