HDFS will definitely not function without the NameNode. I'm not sure how
the NameNode process will respond if you delete its storage directory out
from under it (that is, while it is running).
What's the output of `alternatives --display hadoop-conf`?
Is txoig-hdfs01 the name of your namenode server?
How are you shutting down HDFS before deleting things?
On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 5:10 PM, Kesten Broughton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote: