Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 1:12 AM (in response to markorozco)
There is a simpler method. In Terminal:
sudo nvram boot-args="mbasd=1"
(You probably have to do it again after a PRAM reset.)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 8:49 AM (in response to markorozco)
The work-arounds mentioned in the posts above address Macs that are pre-configured NOT to allow the use of the Apple USB-bus powered SuperDive.
The remaining "issue" is that some computers cannot produce enough USB power to operate this drive correctly. (it appears to demand more than the specified 0.5 Amp limit.)
Being a stubborn old f@rt, I bought an external powered USB enclosure for a DVD drive, and moved a spare Apple SuperDrive (from a Mac Pro) into it. I was surprised and delighted that all the Intel Macs I own seem perfectly willing to boot from it.
No parameter tweaking has been necessary for this externally-powered drive.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2013 6:01 PM (in response to Wombey)
Macs always use all the drives supplied.
There are no "magic places" or "magic addresses". They all just work. "Insanely great"Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers