single user root login wubi

Bram Kuijper a.l.w.kuijper at
Fri Dec 5 17:17:06 UTC 2008

Hi all,

I recently installed a ubuntu 8.04 installation using the wubi 
installer. Unfortunately, I forgot the password, so I need to resort to 
the single user login, in order to change the root password

However, the normal way to get a single user login, editing the kernel 
line in grub by adding single to the end (such as described here:, does 
not work for me. Grub ignores the 'single' kernel boot option and just 
boots normally (ie., not in single user mode).

so my question is: how can one boot into single user mode when using a 
ubuntu version installed through wubi?

thanks in advance,

Bram Kuijper

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