Below is an excellent article by Michael Noll on how to install Hadoop on a single-node cluster.

http://www.michael-noll.com/wiki/Running_Hadoop_On_Ubuntu_Linux_%28Single-Node_Cluster%29

He goes on to talk about 2-node linux cluster installation of hadoop, which you can follow once the single-node has successfully been installed.

http://www.michael-noll.com/wiki/Running_Hadoop_On_Ubuntu_Linux_%28Multi-Node_Cluster%29

Installing on Windows using a VM: (I haven’t personally tried it, but it seems a quick easy way to setup hadoop)
http://developer.yahoo.com/hadoop/tutorial/module3.html

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