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no german keyboard layout on boot auth

Created: 29 Oct 2012 | 5 comments



i only have english keyboard layout for unlock the system. but need german one with qwertz. only get qwerty, selected dfferent languages. but always same.


can help me?


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Alex_CST's picture

Can you try the information in this document and see if it works?  It is relevant to both PC and Mac, you just go to Terminal instead of command prompt.


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djviper's picture

Hello Alex,


on Windows Boot Screen i have german layout. problem is only on mac bootscreen. did you think i should do this changed in windows for my mac bootscreen?

djviper's picture

have tryed and get error:

--disk option not specified

Operation set boot language failed

Error code -11984

cmd start as admin and end line is "--disk 0"



Alex_CST's picture

Can you let me know the whole command you are putting down?  

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proofer's picture


use F3 with Mac & TAB with Windows to see your keystrokes.

That works for me!