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Hey, first post, and I could use some advice on this one.

I'm making a raspberry pi server, and I was needed to reformat an SD card for it. I tried using gparted a few times, and everytime it would freeze at the end of writing on 'scanning all devices'. I've tried it with two seperate sd cards, so I don't think it's a problem with it...

I can reformat other devices (USB) with no problem, and trying it from a boot usb didn't help either.

Looking around online, it's apparently a known bug.

(use https:// at the begging, I can't post links yet)
bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gparted/+bug/155047

It appears that the problem might be fixed by some people by turning off their floppy drive in bios, but my bios does not list the drive.

now my /etc/fstab lists two sd cards when I only have one plugged in.

I'm at a loss guys. If this doesn't work I'm going to have to install a seperate windows partition.

Anything could help. Thanks in advance! Using linux mint 15. Gatway NE56R41U.
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Have you tried specifying the block device you want to work with, instead of allowing it to scan? The bug report indicates that as a workaround.

gparted is a front-end to parted. Perhaps calling the backend directly offers you more control? For more info, man parted may be useful. (Disclaimer: I don't use [g]parted.)

Alternatively, you can try a different partition table editing program, such as fdisk followed by the appropriate filesystem creation command (some variant of mkfs, I imagine).

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Have you tried specifying the block device you want to work with, instead of allowing it to scan? The bug report indicates that as a workaround.

gparted is a front-end to parted. Perhaps calling the backend directly offers you more control? For more info, man parted may be useful. (Disclaimer: I don't use [g]parted.)

Alternatively, you can try a different partition table editing program, such as fdisk followed by the appropriate filesystem creation command (some variant of mkfs, I imagine).

Regards,
Alister
Neither the terminal parted or specifying the block device helped.

But using fdisk worked like a charm! Thanks Alister.
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Happy to help, and thanks for reporting back.

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