When trying to start hadoop, this error message is quite common :
Exception in thread “main” java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: start-all/sh
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: start-all.sh
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
Could not find the main class: start-all.sh. Program will exit.
Here’s a quick check list to resolve this issue:
- Ensure you are calling the ‘start-all.sh‘ from within ‘bin‘. If you are inside ‘bin’ then the call should be ‘./start-all.sh‘ and if you are a level above bin, then try running: ‘bin/start-all.sh‘.
- One other common mistake I’ve seen is, people try running : ‘bin/hadoop start-all.sh‘. Please do not prefix ‘hadoop‘ to the start call.
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