Troubleshooting jail startup problem

Mike Jakubik mike.jakubik at
Mon Apr 16 19:10:18 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-04-16 at 14:49 -0400, Mike Jakubik wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently setup a new server with 9-STABLE (freshly built today), but i
> am having problem setting up jails on this system. I have previously
> setup jails on version 8 systems without any issue.
> I installed a jail using the method described in the handbook, but when
> i try to start it using /etc/rc.d/jail start, it fails.
> ---
> # /etc/rc.d/jail start
> Configuring jails:.
> Starting jails: cannot start jail "web": 
> .
> ---
> How can i troubleshoot this? There are no useful errors logged anywhere.
> If i manually start the jail using the below command, it works just
> fine.

I ran "sh -x /etc/rc.d/jail start" to get some more debug info, but im
still unable to see why it is failing. It does throw one error "jail:
unknown parameter: allow.nomount", but that appears to be after it
already failed.

Here is the complete output:


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