That's the error that would be printed if you had CompareWith="Name" set, which is invalid.  Valid values for CompareWith are listed in the XML file, and are:

AsciiType
UTF8Type
BytesType
UUIDType
LongType

Michael

On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 10:20 PM, Tom Melendez <tom.melendez@gmail.com> wrote:
Is your configuration valid?

xmllint storage-conf.xml

Any changes to your configuration lately?

Thanks,

Tom

On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 8:10 PM, <mobiledreamers@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Guys
> How do we fix this ?
> thanks
>
>  bin/cassandra -f
> Listening for transport dt_socket at address: 8888
> DEBUG - Loading settings from bin/../conf/storage-conf.xml
> ERROR - Fatal error: Unable to load class
> org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal.Name for CompareWith attribute
> Bad configuration; unable to start server
>
>