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I thought I asked about this before, but I can't find it.

I have a computer called "Mythbuntu" that is on my LAN. When I first boot the computer I work from, I see an entry for "Mythbuntu" in my "Places" menu, like so:

Mythbuntu menu one

When I click on it, I get this error message:

Mythbuntu error

However, once I dismiss it, there are two entries for my Mythbuntu computer in the "Places" menu, where the bottom one is the one that works:

Mythbuntu menu two

This is my entry in /etc/fstab for the Mythbuntu computer, which I adapted from some tutorial somewhere on the net:

sshfs#mythbuntu@    /home/dave/Mythbuntu    fuse    comment=sshfs,user,noauto,transform_symlinks

How can I set it up so that my Mythbuntu computer mounts on boot without having any error messages or having to click on a menu entry to activate it?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted
  1. Change noauto to auto -- right now you've explicitly disabled auto-mount!
    • and add Batchmode=yes
  2. Mounting sshfs via /etc/fstab may fail if no network connection exists at that point.
    • If you have that problem, this post details a fairly concise way of setting up ifup/ifdown scripts that will mount/unmount sshfs upon network link up/down.
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Thank you for responding. Unfortunately, when I make the changes you suggest, particularly changing noauto to auto, it results in an error message on the splash screen on boot. It says "There was an error mounting /home/mythbuntu, press S to skip or M to manually edit" (or something like that). The Mythbuntu machine is definitely available on the network, so maybe there's something else I need to do? – Questioner Jun 26 '12 at 15:07
The problem is that at that point in the boot process, the network is not available on your machine. Please look at the link I posted and see if that works (up/down scripts) – izx Jun 26 '12 at 15:09
Yep, I looked at the link and I set up the up down scripts, but I still get the error message. Actually, I just confirmed that even though I press "S" to skip, the Mythbuntu machine does actually successfully mount. So that's good. It would just be perfect if there was no error message along the way. – Questioner Jun 26 '12 at 15:57
Since this answer resolved the initial issue, I've marked this as correct, but I've started another question about the problem in the boot process: – Questioner Jun 30 '12 at 3:11

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