Hi Rob,
Do you suggest I should try with some other installation mechanism? Are there any known problems with the tar installation of cassandra 1.2.9 that I should be aware of? Please do let me know.

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 1:04 PM, Suruchi Deodhar <suruchi.deodhar@generalsentiment.com> wrote:
Hi Robert,
I downloaded apache-cassandra-1.2.9.tar.gz from http://cassandra.apache.org/download/ (http://apache.mirrors.tds.net/cassandra/1.2.9/apache-cassandra-1.2.9-bin.tar.gz ) and installed it on the individual nodes of the cassandra cluster.

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:35 PM, Robert Coli <rcoli@eventbrite.com> wrote:
On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 7:03 AM, Richard Low <richard@wentnet.com> wrote:
I think what has happened is that Cassandra was started with num_tokens = 1, then shutdown and num_tokens set to 256.  When this happens, the first time Cassandra chooses a single random token.  Then when restarted it splits the token into 256 adjacent ranges.


By which mechanism did you install Cassandra? I ask out of concern that there may be an issue in the some packaging leading to the above sequence of events.