I am new to cassandra. I am trying to start the Cassandra single node setup using the command
bin/cassandra -f. But there is no response from the prompt.. this is what it shows

 INFO 14:13:45,867 Logging initialized
 INFO 14:13:45,903 Heap size: 512753664/513802240
 INFO 14:13:45,917 JNA not found. Native methods will be disabled.
 INFO 14:13:45,934 Loading settings from file:/etc/cassandra/cassandra.yaml
 INFO 14:13:46,141 DiskAccessMode 'auto' determined to be mmap, indexAccessMode is mmap
 INFO 14:13:46,330 Global memtable threshold is enabled at 163MB
 INFO 14:13:46,442 Opening /var/lib/cassandra/data/system/LocationInfo-g-2
 INFO 14:13:46,526 Opening /var/lib/cassandra/data/system/LocationInfo-g-1
 INFO 14:13:46,537 Opening /var/lib/cassandra/data/system/LocationInfo-g-3
 INFO 14:13:46,655 Couldn't detect any schema definitions in local storage.
 INFO 14:13:46,656 Found table data in data directories. Consider using the CLI to define your schema.
 INFO 14:13:46,673 Creating new commitlog segment /var/lib/cassandra/commitlog/CommitLog-1306745026672.log
 INFO 14:13:46,694 Replaying /var/lib/cassandra/commitlog/CommitLog-1306742405078.log
 INFO 14:13:46,746 Finished reading /var/lib/cassandra/commitlog/CommitLog-1306742405078.log
 INFO 14:13:46,747 Log replay complete, 0 replayed mutations
 INFO 14:13:46,757 Cassandra version: 0.8.0~rc1
 INFO 14:13:46,759 Thrift API version: 19.10.0
 INFO 14:13:46,759 Loading persisted ring state
 INFO 14:13:46,762 Starting up server gossip
 INFO 14:13:46,773 Enqueuing flush of Memtable-LocationInfo@65098484(29/36 serialized/live bytes, 1 ops)
 INFO 14:13:46,774 Writing Memtable-LocationInfo@65098484(29/36 serialized/live bytes, 1 ops)
 INFO 14:13:46,865 Completed flushing /var/lib/cassandra/data/system/LocationInfo-g-4-Data.db (80 bytes)
 INFO 14:13:46,879 Compacting Major: [SSTableReader(path='/var/lib/cassandra/data/system/LocationInfo-g-3-Data.db'), SSTableReader(path='/var/lib/cassandra/data/system/LocationInfo-g-4-Data.db'), SSTableReader(path='/var/lib/cassandra/data/system/LocationInfo-g-1-Data.db'), SSTableReader(path='/var/lib/cassandra/data/system/LocationInfo-g-2-Data.db')]
 INFO 14:13:46,905 Starting Messaging Service on port 7000
 INFO 14:13:46,936 Major@942637334(system, LocationInfo, 431/658) now compacting at 16777 bytes/ms.
 INFO 14:13:46,958 Using saved token 35953236899067939940771396891624219957
 INFO 14:13:46,963 Enqueuing flush of Memtable-LocationInfo@680220284(53/66 serialized/live bytes, 2 ops)
 INFO 14:13:46,963 Writing Memtable-LocationInfo@680220284(53/66 serialized/live bytes, 2 ops)
 INFO 14:13:47,013 Compacted to /var/lib/cassandra/data/system/LocationInfo-tmp-g-5-Data.db.  658 to 447 (~67% of original) bytes for 3 keys.  Time: 132ms.
 INFO 14:13:47,027 Completed flushing /var/lib/cassandra/data/system/LocationInfo-g-6-Data.db (163 bytes)
 INFO 14:13:47,030 Will not load MX4J, mx4j-tools.jar is not in the classpath
 INFO 14:13:47,087 Binding thrift service to localhost/
 INFO 14:13:47,090 Using TFastFramedTransport with a max frame size of 15728640 bytes.
 INFO 14:13:47,092 Listening for thrift clients...

please help me with this.

Thanks and Regards,