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Firmware password and non-American keyboards System
Minor hint, and maybe obvious to most users, but could save time for some...

The recently distributed Open Firmware Password Utility allows users to protect their computer from starting up from an external cd ("C" boot) or another partition ("option" boot). However, option boot still works, but requests for the firmware password first.

Non-English users might have bad surprises after creating and activating their firmware password - in order to boot from another partition, the password has to be entered with the keyboard set as US-qwerty, presumably because the system doesn't yet know about international settings.

Good to know beforehand, specially since these non-standard procedures tend to be used only in special/emergency cases...
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