2-node-supercomputer.net 2018-03-26

Using Apple's SuperDrive with Archlinux

Apple doesn't like to play nice with others. Their SuperDrive is no exception.

However, by sending some magic numbers to the drive you can make it work. You need the package sg3_utils. Then send the magic byte sequence to the drive:

$ sg_raw /dev/sr0 EA 00 00 00 00 00 01

That's it! The aforementioned link also contain instructions on how to automate the command using udev rules, if you're into that.