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According to the OpenSUSE 12.3 documentation the only keyboard layout which can be used during a Grub2 boot is the "US keyboard layout".

Is there really no way to change the keyboard layout used when decrypting a partition during boot? If not, is this constraint due to Grub2 or OpenSUSE 12.3?

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Actually you can provide a custom keyboard mapping to Grub2. It's just that OpenSuSE seems not to provide the tools to do it.

Look at this wiki, it explains how to do: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Talk:GRUB2#Custom_keyboard_layout

You have to get the ckbcom tool; it's a perl script, and you can get it from n other distribution if yours don't provide it.

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I have followed the steps suggested by drevo on that page, though I modified the ckbcomp step to specify the dvorak variant of the us symbols file. Still no change to the password field on the GRUB2 boot loader, and only the standard QWERTY layout will let me decrypt my encrypted partitions. –  user1515834 Apr 21 '13 at 16:56

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