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I am trying to boot into recovery mode on a Mac Pro with 10.11.1.

I have a firmware password set. When I boot into the boot menu (alt key), I can click on the password textfield and type the password and click on the round button next to it to proceed to the boot menu.

However, when I try to boot into recovery mode with cmd-r, the mouse doesn't react and, why?, the password textfield doesn't have focus. I cannot type the password.

How can I boot into recovery mode without being confronted with this dilemma?

  • Would holding the Option key at startup and selecting the Recovery partition from there work? – RedEagle2000 May 15 '16 at 17:49
  • It only shows one partition. – Andrew J. Brehm May 15 '16 at 19:33
  • At least post the output from these commands: diskutil list, diskutil cs list and sudo gpt -r show /dev/disk0. – David Anderson May 15 '16 at 20:53

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