Thanks for the post. Victor has also mentioned he had
trouble and after reading the link I think I may see the
The post you mention talks about adding the user insert to
the group captive. Try to use captive as root and see if
you have different results. If you are running Captive from
the FluxBox menu it should already run as root, but if you're
doing it from the command line, make sure you're in a root shell.
If it still doesn't work, please drop to a root shell and type
"fdisk -l" (that's a lowercase L) and post the results; we'll
then step through and see what's going wrong. If you know bash
you can also read through /usr/sbin/startcaptive and issue the
commands manually and see what fails.
Also note compatibility. The captive author has posted these
notes:http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/ca ... l#versions
andhttp://cvs.jankratochvil.net/viewcvs/*c ... l/acquire/
I have tested with XP SP2 and it works for me.
The reason we didn't add user "insert" to the group "captive"
is that, normally, only root can mount filesystems. It sounds
like the captive author may have made a mod such that, in addition
to root, anyone whose part of the captive group can mount too.
> I found an interesting post at
> http://www.computing.net/linux/wwwboard ... 27880.html
> which states that he was able to get captive working by
> adding the user captive to the group captive. My problem is
> that I was expecting usermod to be available, but it does not
> appear to be. How else can I modify this user account?
You can't modify /etc/groups without remastering (at least, at