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execute "hdfs dfs -ls" get "No FileSystem for scheme: hdfs" error

  • #54826
    Katrina Poon

    execute “hdfs dfs -ls” get “No FileSystem for scheme: hdfs” error

    Installed hadoop, cluster through Ambari. After installation and all services started, I tried to to run some ‘hdfs’ shell command to make sure things are working properly. However, I am getting errors of ” No FileSystem for scheme: hdfs”
    googling around suggest CLASSPATH issue. Tried various CLASSPATH setting, but no

    I am logged in as ‘hdfs’ tried execute following :
    /usr/bin/hdfs dfs -copyFromLocal /etc/passwd /passwdTest
    /usr/bin/hdfs dfs -ls

    Here are the errors:
    bash-4.1$ /usr/bin/hdfs dfs -copyFromLocal /etc/passwd /passwdTest
    copyFromLocal: No FileSystem for scheme: hdfs
    bash-4.1$ hdfs dfs -ls
    ls: No FileSystem for scheme: hdfs
    bash-4.1$ echo $CLASSPATH

    bash-4.1$ whoami

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  • #54829
    Jing Zhao

    Hi Katrina,

    Please try “hdfs dfs -ls /”. You need to provide the path for the ls command.


    Katrina Poon

    same error:

    bash-4.1$ hdfs dfs -ls /
    ls: No FileSystem for scheme: hdfs

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