Sometimes, I just need GParted for one specific device such as /dev/mmcblk0.

But because GParted scans through all devices, I have to fight through some errors. Additionally, all HDD's spin up and every non-responsive device (i.e. reading through bad sectors with gddrescue) adds to the severe loading time.

Additionally, after each operation, the whole device list needs to be reloaded again, ditching me to fight through all these libParted errors again, and hoping not to write anything to /dev/sda1.

How do I make gparted only scan through specific devices instead of all devices?

If not GParted, is it possible with KDE partition manager at least?

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    It's in the manual... really... gparted dev1 dev2 etc e.g. in your case gparted /dev/mmcblk0 – don_crissti Nov 4 '18 at 21:33
  • @don_crissti Because I did not expect the manual to have a solution for that (some things are undocumented on other programs in my experience), I asked here. But if it is that simple, it could even have been guessed. I will try it. – neverMind9 Nov 4 '18 at 21:53
  • @don_crissti It still shows “scanning all devices” in the bottom status bar. Can this scanning be skipped somehow (except for selected devices)? – neverMind9 Nov 4 '18 at 21:55
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    I cannot reproduce that here with v.0.32.0... it only says "scanning /dev/sdd partitions" in the status bar (when invoked with /dev/sdd as the only argument) – don_crissti Nov 4 '18 at 21:59
  • Actually, only the selected device shows up in the device list, but scanning all devices takes a long time – neverMind9 Nov 4 '18 at 23:22

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