If you can use it,
ncpfs is a filesystem module which allows you to mount a NetWare share using the Linux standard
mount utility. This would allow you to add a line to your
/etc/fstab which will mount the share as part of the system startup. You would then simply check to see if your mountpoint contains files to make sure that the mount worked successfully. Check with the Ubuntu documentation for detailed information on adding a line to
If you need to use
ncpmount, bear in mind you will have to use the -P option, as the user will not be able to enter a password if one is required. That being said, you could use a rc.local file to run ncpmount as part of the system startup. I recommend looking to the Ubuntu documentation for detailed information about rc.local.
Finally, after doing all that typing, I found this document on Novell's site. It's a walkthrough for setting up
/etc/fstab to automatically mount a NetWare share on system startup. That may be all the guide you need.
Sorry, I had prepared more helpful links for you, but I don't have enough reputation to post more than one.