single user root login wubi

Chris Mohler cr33dog at
Fri Dec 5 18:11:02 UTC 2008

On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 11:17 AM, Bram Kuijper <a.l.w.kuijper at> wrote:
> 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?

Is there a "rescue mode' line in grub?  If so, try booting to that and
dropping to a root shell at the resulting prompt...


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