I've currently got ubuntu to mount my external hard drive on boot and use a folder on there as the home folder. I've just bought a raspberry pi to act as a file server, and I'll be connecting the external hard drive mentioned earlier to that as its hard drive.
I'll then share the contents of the external hard drive over the network (on a static IP).
Obviously, without the presence of the hard drive when I boot Ubuntu, it will come up with an error message at the boot screen.
Is it possible to set my Ubuntu settings to mount the shared drive on boot, and then use the same folder within it as the Home folder?
The Raspberry Pi will be on 24/7, so there is no problem of there being periods of down time for the shared drive.
The Raspberry Pi is currently running ArchLinux, but I can set it up with Raspbian if that makes life easier.
I have googled this and not managed to find a solution to this precise question!
Many thanks in advance.