I have a laptop with Windows-7 installed on it. The disk currently has 4 partitions, all of type NTFS. I am sure one of them would be an extended partition as only 3 primary partitions are allowed. I can check that using diskpart on Windows-7 cmd prompt.
Now I want to install Ubunut 10.04 on that extended partition to have a dual boot system.
How can I create a extended partition of my chosen size (50GB) in the current set of partitions?
Can I use this 50 GB that I want to create, for installing Ubuntu. Would it boot from this extended partition?
Does that extended partition to install ubuntu need to be formatted to ext2 or something. If yes Can diskpart do that?