Booting XP and Fedora 13 on same partition
I am asking this question out of curiosity and knowledge gain. Pls guide me
I will practice it on vmware. I have currently 20 GB hard disk on which i had made only one partition at time of install (windows XP). Now i want to install Fedora 13 on it as well. I know ubuntu can do it easily (i have found alot of articles on that :-)), but can we do the same for fedora 13 ?
Basically what i am confused about is, my understanding is that, when data is written on hard disk, its not linear but rather spread out all over the disk. So in that case, how can another distribution (whether fedora, ubuntu, suse etc) can install on the same partition ?
Kindly help me understand why this happens and also can i do it with fedora 13 ?