Flashing NVMe from Mac

It’s easy to flash a microSD card with Jetson Linux from a Mac. Is it possible to flash the NVMe (attached to the developer kit) directly from macOS?

Background: The NVIDIA® Jetson Orin Nano™ Developer Kit User Guide shows an Optional Flow with a Linux Host PC which uses the SDK Manager which requires running Ubuntu. However, the entire flashing process can be done via command line by using the shell scripts provided by NVIDIA (e.g. this JetsonHacks repository) which shouldn’t be too complicated to extend to macOS.

Sorry to tell those flash script required libraries are supported on Ubuntu only.

Would be great to port them over to macOS. I found this post on how to flash an NVMe from a VM and can confirm it works on a Mac (with an Intel CPU). To avoid USB passthrough issues, run sudo virtualbox. Would also be great to use the existing SDK Manager Docker images but USB passthrough isn’t yet supported.

It’s similar as Windows Tool to flash Jetson Orin Nano? - Jetson & Embedded Systems / Jetson Orin Nano - NVIDIA Developer Forums

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