Only thing I can think of is that your network is not up until very late in the process. I see you have ‘_netdev’ included, but not always sufficient. You may need to add a cron job to take care of ‘mount -a’ automagically. Workaround as dicussed (see FAQ: Tricks for a Slow Network) here:
Yup, this makes sense, I knew that… but still, I was looking for a “clean” solution that apparently doesn’t exist… anyways, it says to add @reboot sleep 10;mount -a to the crontab - why “@reboot” and
why are we adding it to crontab at all? wouldn’t it be nicer to make an own init script and start it at the end of init 5&3?
On SUSE if you want to write an init script it should conform to the template in /etc/init.d/skeleton. It’s a little bit more complicated than on other systems. The crontab method is a quick-and-dirty solution. The hardwired 10 in sleep 10 should alert you to that fact. @reboot is a special “time” recognised by cron, as um, at boot time, see man 5 crontab.
Because there are two kinds of crontab. The first kind are the ones edited by crontab -e where the user is known. Then there is the system crontab /etc/crontab and the extensions in /etc/cron.d where the user can be specified per job. These have the extra 6th field. This fact is buried in man 5 crontab:
Each line has five time and date fields, followed by a user name if this is the system crontab file.
Simplest solution in my opinion to have samba shares mounted during boot is to not use “Network Manager” to manage network connections only “Traditional Method with ifup”. To set it, go to YaST, then to Network Settings, change Network Setup Method to “Traditional Method with ifup” then go to next tab “Overview” select interface and press Edit then in tab “Addresses” either leave DHCP or set static and set your connection accordingly. On first tab General there is information that interface is up on boot time and that is before fstab is executed. You can change it however default settings here is exactly what one need to mount samba shares on boot time. It works for me very well.
Miuku, this has been happening a lot lately. Three days in a row of very old threads.
Very disconcerting, and now I add a few more moments (to check the dates of the posts) before continuing reading the post.