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I'm trying to install Ubuntu, so I'm using Windows Disk Management to partition my D:

After using Shrink Volume, the result is 50GB of "free space" attached to the D:. From what I've read I need unallocated space to install Ubuntu. So how do I get 50GB of "unallocated space"?

I want to install Ubuntu

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    It's the same thing. They just call it different names. This free space is not allocated to a (logical) partition, so it is unallocated. – muru Feb 12 '15 at 20:01
  • Are you sure? It's highlighted together with the D:. The legend box says there is an option for "Unallocated". – Lisa Feb 12 '15 at 20:08
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    It is allocated to an extended partition (that's why the whole thing is green), but within the extended partition, one can make logical partitions - and that space is not allocated to logical partitions (hence unallocated). Ubuntu can and does work fine with extended partitions. – muru Feb 12 '15 at 20:09
  • @muru: Could you please convert that to an answer so that schmucks like me who go around hunting for unanswered questions don't have to look at this one any more. ;-) (And I'll upvote if you drop me a note and it's a good one too!) – Fabby Feb 16 '15 at 8:48
  • I have the same problem. Did it work? – atilkan Jul 27 '15 at 3:18
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Answer copied from comments:

Your "free space" is allocated to an extended partition (that's why the whole thing is green), but within the extended partition, you can make logical partitions - and the free space space is currently not allocated to logical partitions (hence "unallocated").

Ubuntu can and does work fine with extended partitions...

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