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I am just an intermediate user with some start up problems.

I broke my really old Debian distro and wanted to go to Ubuntu, which I installed successfully; however, for some reason or another my computer keeps booting Debian instead of Ubuntu.

How can I boot Ubuntu by default and completely get rid of Debian?

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There is a problem with the bootloader. Actually I think you should have to override the old bootloader with the new one of ubuntu. Maybe this could help help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair –  silla Feb 1 '13 at 9:19
Probably you chose not to install a new bootloader at the time you installed Ubuntu. As @silla pointed out, Boot Repair will help you out. Make you you reinstall Grub, from Ubuntu. –  gertvdijk Feb 1 '13 at 23:10

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