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Re: NAS no longer mounting at boot

On Thu, 23 Feb 2012 18:55:10 +0000
Russell Gadd <russ.mail.lists@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have this in /etc/fstab
> //nasbox/dataNAS /mnt/dataNAS cifs
> rw,user,exec,iocharset=utf8,user=xyz,password=xxx,uid=1000,gid=1000
> Up to recently it used to mount at boot time but doesn't any more. I
> assume some update changed things. Unfortunately I only use this
> system once or twice a week and I noticed it a week or so ago, so I
> can't tell you exactly when this behaviour started. Can't see anything
> obvious in dmesg (but then I'm not particularly clued up on Debian).
> If I use "mount -a" at a root terminal the NAS mounts ok, so it's not
> a show-stopper but is a bit annoying to do this manually at each boot.
> Any clues would be appreciated.

I know such behavior. We think, its due to network is not up when fstab
is called... we 'fixed' it with an entry inside crontab which is
running a mount -a after some while after reboot. Maybe not a real
clean solution, but at least a working workaround :) 


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