Originally Posted by Polymorph
Is there any startup script that I could put the mount statement into to get the drive mounted on startup? I have tried ~/.profile and /etc/bash.bashrc but I am just guessing
Sorry, missed this. The normal place for that type of command in a Debian based system would be /etc/rc.local The mount command requires root access, and rc.local will run with the correct access.
There may be a problem with the network layer not being fully operational when rc.local is run. I suspect that would depend mainly on whether you're using a wired or wireless connection to the router. If its wireless, the mount command in rc.local will probably not work - Network Manager will only run when you log in as a user, which will be after rc.local has run.