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From Viktor Jevdokimov <>
Subject RE: cannot start Cassandra on Windows7
Date Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:44:05 GMT
You NEED to edit cassandra.yaml and paths before starting on Windows.

There're a LOT of things to learn for starters. Google for Cassandra on Windows.

Best regards / Pagarbiai

Viktor Jevdokimov
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and any copies.> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marina []
> Sent: Friday, March 22, 2013 17:21
> To:
> Subject: cannot start Cassandra on Windows7
> Hi,
> I have downloaded apache-cassandra-1.2.3-bin.tar.gz and un-zipped it on my
> Windows7 machine (I did not find a Windows-specific distributable...). Then, I
> tried to start Cassandra as following and got an error:
> C:\Marina\Tools\apache-cassandra-1.2.3\bin>cassandra.bat -f Starting
> Cassandra Server Exception in thread "main"
> java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError
> Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: Couldn't figure out log4j
> configuration:
>         at
> org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon.initLog4j(CassandraDaemo
>         at
> org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon.<clinit>(CassandraDaemon
> .java:57)
> Could not find the main class:
> org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon.  Pr ogram will exit.
> C:\Marina\Tools\apache-cassandra-1.2.3\bin>
> It looks similar to the Cassandra issue that was already fixed:
> however I am still getting this error....
> I am an Administrator on my machine, and have access to all files in the
> apache- cassandra-1.2.3\conf dir, including the log4j ones.
> Do I need to configure anything else on Winows ? I did not find any
> Windows- specific installation/setup/startup instructions - if there are such
> documents somewhere, please let me know!
> Thanks,
> Marina

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