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Tor on a live disk

I'm trying to run Tor on a live disk, but keep seeing the warning "user
tor not found." Tor fails to start. It looks like I just need to add a
user, but which groups would this user need to belong to?

linux-rvcp:~ # /etc/init.d/tor start
Starting tor daemon
linux-rvcp:~ # Aug 09 14:07:09.186 [notice] Tor v0.2.1.26. This is
experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity. (Running on
Linux i686)
Aug 09 14:07:09.276 [notice] Initialized libevent version 1.4.12-stable
using method epoll. Good.
Aug 09 14:07:09.276 [notice] Opening Socks listener on
Aug 09 14:07:09.277 [warn] Error setting configured user: tor not found
Aug 09 14:07:09.277 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Problem with
User value. See logs for details.
Aug 09 14:07:09.277 [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above.
/usr/bin/torctl start: tor could not be started
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