This is what I've tried:
I've done a fresh install of windows on the C: disk
40gb for windows, and left 80gb empty
converted to Dynamic Disc, rebooted and tried to install linux.
Installer told me it's unable to crete/delete/resize partitions. only format them.
So I went back to windows, created 10gb and 1.5gb partitions after C: and rebooted.
Installer formatted those fine and installed bootloader.
But upon completing the install and rebooting I got a neat message "No operating system"
tried cd bootloader and got same message.
Tried window's recovery thing. fixboot. same message. tried fixmbr. got missing ntldr from both the windows boot and linux cd bootloader.
So I've reformatted the drive again, same sizes, 40gb windows, 10gb linux, 1.5gb swap
and this time installed linux with no bootloader.
installed fine, but it wont boot to linux.
whatever I do it always boots into windows, even using suse's "boot from hd" feature off the install cd.
I'm not sure if there is anything else I can try here?