I have setup /etc/fstab of my openSUSE 11.4 to automount network storages at boot. However, maybe because my machine is connected to the network via WiFi, the automount fails at boot. I assume that because WiFi connections are not established at boot, automount does not work.
How can I delay automount options in /etc/fstab at boot?
That’s right. I didn’t pay attention that he was using the networkmanager. That’s not much you can do against the networkmanager … except waiting that it behaves more like Unix and inititates network connection earlier. However I don’t use the networkmanager under openSUSE (because it’s not the default) for wired connections, but I do under Ubuntu and Fedora (because it is the default) and I mount exactly the same NFS shares and never boot in something else but console. Fedora uses systemd too. I should investisgate more about the networkmanager some day. Maybe I should setup one openSUSE machine with networkmanager … or maybe I should buy a Mac Book, put openSUSE on it, sit in a corner without network cable if I can find any, and mount my fileserver before login. Yes, I guess I should do that.
Why not mounting nfs “after login” if it doesn’t work “after local” with a mount command in you user autostart? Or do you still have to wait for a network connection at this point?
I may be wrong, but I find it a strange combination. When you need NFS mounted file systems on the system, then I guess it is allways in the same environment ) with that I maen, it is not a take away and walk around system). And thus I do not see the need for Networkmanager.
OTOH, when it is a walk around system, I guess one does not use NFS mounted file systems, being in a hotel, airport, the street, etc. (places where need for end-user network managing and thus Networkmanager arises).