Thanks, folks, for the welcome and the multiple responses.
Looks like I need to check out those apps - I'll get on this later today and post the results.
In a fit of Linux-itus, I installed ubuntu on the box (again) last night. Per usual, there are a few issues (like no DVD playback...). Still, I have vowed to master the ubuntu monkey and will not be so easily deterred this time around. However, this changes nothing. I still want to get rid of GRUB!
In the end, my goal is to have both of the SATA drives cleansed of GRUB and to have the Ubuntu install nicely sequestered on my remaining PATA disk (itself nicely installed in an external drive bay via cradle).
Thanks, again for the help.
PS: I am not a Linux-troll, I'm just a Windows guy who feels like I need to know and understand Ubuntu Linux.