To start HBase, follow below commands:
i) cd /usr/lib/hbase-0.96.2-hadoop2/
ii) ./bin/
iii) hbase shell

In case hbase did not start or not working properly, follow below steps:
i) cd /usr/lib/hbase-0.96.2-hadoop2/
ii) sudo rm -r hbasestorage/*
iii) sudo rm -r logs/*
iv) ./bin/
v) hbase shell

After that add all the jars from lib folder of the HBase in ecplise.

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