I have a Stretch setup on a RP3b+ and I want to connect to a CIFS media server to stream music in my house. I put the command in /etc/fstab and I can reboot and then mount -a to get the CIFS server mounted. The problem comes when I set the configuration for wait for network at boot.
If I then boot the Desktop doesn't completely come up. I get the road.jpg background image and I get my desktop shortcut icons, but the top menu line starts to come up, but then every icon disappears and I'm left with a gray bar.
To fix this I had to ssh into the RP3 and us raspi-config to turn off the wait for network.
What am I missing? I'm new to Raspbian. More experience with Ubuntu.