Starting samba automatically
I've just put a call to /mnt/free/samba/bin/start.sh at the end of /home/root/start.sh to load the samba server on startup.
That seems to work fine. I manually started the wireless network after startup and was then able to access the shared folder ok. I wanted the network connection to remain manual because of the battery drain associated with wireless (I have wireless network on and off scripts accessible through the iLiad GUI).