How to install hadoop 2.7.3 single node cluster on ubuntu 16.04

For hadoop 2.7.3 then command “hadoop namenode –format” is depreciated, and we should use ” hdfs namenode –format”.

Parth Goel

In this post, we are installing Hadoop-2.7.3 on Ubuntu-16.04 OS. Followings are step by step process to install hadoop-2.7.3 as a single node cluster.

Before installing or downloading anything, It is always better to update using following command:

$ sudo apt-get update

Step 1: Install Java

$ sudo apt-get install default-jdk

We can check JAVA is properly installed or not using following command:

$ java –version


Step 2: Add dedicated hadoop user

$ sudo addgroup hadoop
$ sudo adduser --ingroup hadoop hduser

NOTE: don’t write password or any things here, Just press ‘y’ when it ask “Is the information correct?[Y|n]”


$ sudo adduser hduser sudo

Step 3: Install SSH

$ sudo apt-get install ssh

Step-4: Passwordless entry for localhost using SSH

$ su hduser


Now we are logined in in ‘hduser’.

$ ssh-keygen -t rsa
NOTE: Leave file name and other things blank. $ cat ~/.ssh/ >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys $ chmod…

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