I am trying to run Hadoop on Windows 7 so as to test programs before moving to Unix/Linux. I have downloaded the Hadoop 0.20.2 and Eclipse 3.6 because I want to use the plugin. I am also using cygwin. However, I set the environment variable for JAVA_HOME and added the c:\cygwin\bin;c:\cygwin\usr\bin to the PATH variable but I still get the error below when trying to start the Hadoop. This is based on the instructions to edit the file conf/hadoop-env.sh to define at least JAVA_HOME to be the root of your Java installation which I changed to "export JAVA_HOME=/cygdrive/c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Java/jdk1.6.0_26" with no success. I added the \ to escape special characters.
bin/hadoop: line 258: /cygdrive/c/Program: No such file or directory
I also wanted to find out which is the stable release of Hadoop and which version of Eclipse and the Plugin should I use? So far almost every tutorial I have seen from Googling shows different versions like on:
In Eclipse the WordCount project has 42 errors because it will not recognize the "import org.apache......" in the code.
I wanted to test on Windows first to get a feel of Hadoop since I am new to it and also because I am newbie Unix/Linux user. I have been trying to follow the tutorials shown at the link above but each time I run into errors with the plugin or not recognizing the import or JAVA_HOME not set. Please can I get some help. Thanks