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fdformat surprise

If a user hasn't initialized the parameters of /dev/fd0 by running setfdprm,
then the command 
    fdformat /dev/fd0
yields the error message "No such device" which is a little confusing,
especially when he can actually see the device.

This error message is cleared away after the user runs
    setfdprm /dev/fd0 720/1440
or whatever is the appropriate setting for his drive.

I wonder if there's a mechanism (other than questioning the user during 
a postinst script) by which the user can be alerted to run setfdprm 
before encountering the fdformat error message.

Susan Kleinmann

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