I also tried to exclude the internal hard disk from the boot list, in hope to be able to solve the issue.
However that didn't made any difference.
While installing Fedora an option is available to change the disk order, is there something similar available in openSUSE 11 which I might have missed?
I don't recall how it was in openSUSE 10.3, but just that fact that I have it running proves that it was indeed possible.
Can anyone help in this regards please?