Hi All,

I recently had occasion to learn Hadoop/HBase and set up a fully distributed cluster on EC2.  To save future Hadoop'ers some of the frustration that involved, I wrote a how-to blog post detailing the necessary steps to get going quickly and avoid the gotchas. As far as I know, this is the fastest way to get up and running with no prior Hadoop experience (though please let me know if you have a better method!)

I thought you all might be interested.



P.S. Sorry for any cross-posting; I've been trying to distribute this to wherever it might be helpful.

George London
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