Re: ubuntu install help!!!
I'm not trying to be antagonistic here, but you can install the bootloader onto any drive, not just the one that has your linux OS. I used ot have windows on my primary drive and linux on my slave (until I dumped windows altogether) and I simply chose which drive to install grub on.
It's as easy as that to get the bootlaoder on the primary drive. Of course, it seems in your old setup that you did not have a section on grub for windows booting. If that were the case you would simply add a new section to grub that went like this
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
If you installed Suse while using the secondary drive as the first booting drive, of course it would automatically put the bootloader there. On that setup, you could add those lines to /boot/grub/grub.conf or menu.list, depending on the system and have it always boot from the second drive.