Can't restart Yosemite in Recovery Mode

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I installed Yosemite on my mid-2012 MacBookPro yesterday, seemingly without difficulty.  But: when I discovered that I didn't have permissions to read or write on anything, i ran Disk Utility.   I tried Verify/Repair Permissions first, which discovered a lot of missing or changed permissions.  Then I tried Repair Disk and the process stopped halfway through and gave me an error message essentially saying I needed to reboot in Recovery Mode and re-install.  Fine--except it won't reboot in Recovery Mode.  No matter what key combinations I try, it won't reboot into anything other than regular Yosemite.  I had made a bootable backup of my hard drive before installing Yosemite, so I tried booting from that but, again, no choices of boot mode.  Then I changed the Startup Disk preference in System Prefs to the disk with the clone on it and restarted: same result.  Now what??
endre2714 wrote:
Hey everyone!
FireVault was turned on since I purchased my Macbook Pro in October.
Please read the warranty paperwork that came w/your computer.
You have 14 days to return the computer w/no questions asked.
You have 90 days of FREE phone tech support on top of your standard 1 year warranty unless you also purchased AppleCare which gives you an additional 2 years of coverage plus FREE phone support.
Strongly suggest that you take FULL advantage of the above before it runs out.  Let Apple deal w/the problems & your concerns. It's what you paid them to do.
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