Booting into System Rescue CD to make some space at the end of a Micro SD card with a Linux partition on it. I plug the Micro SD card into a Micro to SD card adaptor, then into the SD card slot in side of laptop.

Once booted fdisk -l shows it is visible to the kernel, but Gparted will only show me the inbuilt hard drive.

What is going on?

Pic of Gparted and fdisk

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You might try specifying the device path on the command line when invoking gparted. For example:

sudo gparted /dev/mmcblk0

See GParted Manual: Running gparted from a command line

Also you might check if the latest GParted version is being used in the menu entry Help -> About. The latest version is currently 1.4.0.

  • Will try. But the question remains, why is GParted not detecting what FDisk is, itself.
    – user66001
    Jul 26, 2022 at 16:35
  • Without knowing more details one would only be guessing as to what the issue might be. Did you check the list of devices in the menu: GParted -> Devices? Jul 28, 2022 at 15:11
  • I did. Not in there. What details do you need bat what has already been asked of?
    – user66001
    Jul 29, 2022 at 18:21
  • What version of GParted are you using? Did you try the latest version as was suggested? Aug 1, 2022 at 15:56
  • Version is in the screenshot above. Given the hassle I understand it is to update a package on a live version of Linux like SystemRescueCD, got new on the date of posting, especially permanently, would need to see changelog that MMCBLK devices are supported from a version later than is in this Linux distro to undergo that hassle.
    – user66001
    Aug 3, 2022 at 8:45

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