I have the same problem as a number of other people, running Kubuntu Jaunty as well as OpenSuSE 11.1: the CIFS entries in /etc/fstab
don't get automounted. The cause, I know, is that it takes a while for the network connections to get established, and the mount command is issued during the startup ceremonies before the necessary connection exists. The same problem can occur for NFS mounts.
The solution, I believe, is to put something in /etc/rc.local
while mounts are incomplete do
The problem I have is that I don't know how to test within the script whether the mounts are incomplete. The purpose of the &
is to enable the startup sequence to continue even while waiting for the mounts, though for some people that might not be desirable.