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The Debian install will prompt you to reinstall it, and will put in a new grub.conf file pointing to the new kernel and root. If you do nothing it will still let you boot into XP but would fail if you tried to boot into the new or non-existant linux system.
Edited to add:
If you start the Debian install and reinstall Grub, you won't be able to boot into XP unless the installer explicitly creates an entry in the grub.conf file that is similar to the one being used now.
Just boot from the Debian install disk and follow their standard procedures to install linux on your second disk. Don't worry about what's there now. When it comes to the part where you install Grub it should detect that you have an XP install on the first disk and set it up for you automatically.
And when you're done you can do it all over again with SuSE if you find you like SuSE better.
You might want to look at your grub.conf file before you
erase it. Debian might not set up Windoze as easily as
SuSE did for you. It might, but wouldn't it be nice to know
how it works now in case there's a problem?