Automounting Home Directories

Sasha Tsykin stsykin at
Thu Jan 26 10:20:04 UTC 2006

Naaman Campbell wrote:
> I have configured a multi-user Ubuntu system to automount users NFS 
> home directories via autofs.  On first login in the morning, it seems 
> that the Gnome login process does not wait for the initial automount 
> to finish and displays a "Home Directory Not Found" error to the 
> user.  After the user waits 30 seconds and tries again, they can login 
> without a problem.
> Has anyone also come across the same issue or is there a way to make 
> the Gnome login process wait until the automount has completed before 
> continuing..
> Thanks,
> Naaman.
autofs tends to be slower. If you want it to work faster, specify the 
file system specifically and make sure there are no bottlenecks in you 


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