We are running a lab network with a centralized file server. I recently installed Linux Mint on a new client computer and set up
LDAP for user management and network folders through the
fstab. When booting, the login screen appears and accepts users and passwords correctly but the home folders and others listed in the
fstab are not mounted. Only when I manually run
mount -a are the folders mounted successfully. So it seems that at the time
fstab is called the network connection is not up yet?
I've tried adding a
mount -a script to
/etc/network/if-up.d/, but then the network fails to start completely.
Any ideas how I can ensure that the network is up when fstab is called?