On the third install, I ran into problems mounting the samba share. I had done everything exactly as before, so I was miffed. I was getting the error:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on //8track/NED, or too many mounted file systems
In the end, I realized I didn't have smbclient, which is in
the smbfs package. Again with the voodoo -- I just did a
apt-get install -reinstall smbfs
and all was well. Weird.