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I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 and it went fine. After restart, when I try to log in from my root user it shows a command screen in a split second and then returns back to the log in screen which shows all users. I have even tried to test logging in with other users and it is working fine.

I guess there is some problem with home folder of my user or something. Kindly help me out otherwise my only hope is to make a fresh install from a CD which I am avoiding.

Thanks in advance.

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When you say root user, do you mean the following account: root@your-hostname? Or an account that is part of sudoers (i.e., accounts that can't execute sudo)? –  oaskamay Mar 14 '13 at 15:20
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I had a similar problem after a fresh install of 12.04. I was able to solve it using boot repair. See here for details. Might work in your situation as well.

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