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dugdun (1) [Avatar] Offline
While walking through the 'Hello HBase' section in chapter one, I ran across an issue with the list command hanging on my Ubuntu system (running 11.04). This was due to the following entry in /etc/hosts ubuntu.ubuntudomain ubuntu

After looking through the Apache HBase book (, I found I had to change the above entry to point to the loopback IP of It might save others a bit of frustration and searching if you added a note in the book about this as a potential pitfall.
amandeep.khurana (9) [Avatar] Offline
Re: HBase and Ubuntu
Thanks for the feedback. We'll try to write this as a known gotcha with installing on Ubuntu 11.04.
douglasv (316) [Avatar] Offline
Re: HBase and Ubuntu
I used the debian install instructions from the cloudera web site
and to boot, I got a daemon ready to go,with user hbase

This book is an enjoyable read so far.

It would be nice if you also used Erlang