How do I delete files on the "ubuntu" live user from root?

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http://askubuntu.com – I am running Ubuntu builder and I have everything set up the way I like, however I can't seem to clean up after changing anything. I can't get access to the /home/ubuntu folder because the "home" folder is directed to "root" instead. Expected result: the home folder should open up both root and ubuntu user profiles The actual outcome: the home folder shows the root user profile, but the ubuntu profile is non-existent. The problem it causes: Can't delete any files that automatically get synced to the ubuntu profile from root. Assuming this isn't an issue with the Ubuntu Builder is there (HowTos)