I presume that recovery puts you in "single-user" mode. You can run "runlevel" to be sure (single-user = 1)
You can create a new user using the useradd command.
You might also be able to get a GUI interface using "startx". Then you can use the graphical tools. If you want these tools and startx doesn't work, then enable the regular root account using "passwd root". Then start up normally and login as root.
I'm a bit confused by this:
i setup ubuntu gutsy from the livecd, via wubi
I thought WUBI was a way to install from Windows---it seems that it would be WUBI OR