Su: user hdfs does not exist error in Hortonworks sandbox


After downloading the HDP sandbox, when i try to switch to ‘hdfs’ user from ‘root’ user, it is giving blow error.
please help to come out of it.

[root@sandbox ~]# sudo su - hdfs
su: user hdfs does not exist

Also when i try to launch ssh-shell using ‘Alt+F5’ keys, it does not come up. Please help on this too.


For first one, can you run hadoop fs -ls \ and share results here?

I do not understand 2nd problem.

Hi All,

I am also facing the same issue while accessing Horton-works sandbox…Please some one help me to resolve this issue.


There is some issue with path settings
try this below