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Installing Hadoop 1.0.3 on Ubuntu Single Node Cluster using shell script

July 14, 2012 Leave a comment

I was working on setting up Hadoop on Ubuntu as a Single node cluster.

I came across a very nice blog about it here. (Must read to setup your single node cluster).
While I was at it, I was creating / Installing Hadoop multiple time in different system, then I though to create a script of my own, based on the blog above.

Here is the link to my script which is on GITHUB anyone interested can check-out and enhance the script.



1. Hadoop 1.0.3

2. Ubuntu 10.04  or above (Tested on 11.04, 11.10 and 12.04 32bit platform)

Here is the details on how to install Hadoop using the script

Please Readme

- hadoop script to setup Single Node Cluster - For Hadoop 1.0.3 Only.

- Tested on Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04 - Fresh Install.

- Scripts assumes nothing is installed for Hadoop and installs Required Components for Hadoop to run.

- This Script was created using the Installation Guide by Micheal Noll.


Steps For Executing Script: Currently script only takes single option at a time :(


Execute Help

]$ sudo ./ --help


usage: ./ <single-parameter>


  Optional parameters:

     --install-init, -i Initialization script To Install Hadoop as Single Node Cluster.

     Use the below Options, Once you are logged-in as Hadoop User 'hduser' created in the -i init script above.

     --install-ssh, -s Install ssh-keygen -t rsa -P

     --install-bashrc, -b Updated '.bashrc' with JAVA_HOME, HADOOP_HOME.

     --ipv6-disable, -v IPv6 Support Disable.[ Might Not be required.

                                Updating 'conf/' with

'' option in -e]

     --hostname-update, -u Update Hostname for the system.

     --config-update, -c Update Configuration with default values

(Single Node) in core-site.xml, mapred-site.xml, hdfs-site.xml.

     --update-hadoop-env, -e Update Hadoop Env Script with JAVA_HOME.

     --help, -h Display this Message.


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