I have a SSD driver partitioned with LVM, here is lvm lvs output:

LV   VG     Attr     LSize   Pool Origin Data%  Move Log Copy%  Convert
lts  ubuntu -wi-ao-- 103.14g                                           
root ubuntu -wi-ao-- 120.00g

root partition has Ubuntu for everyday use with Ext4. I'd like to install Windows (8?) on the lts partition (no filesystem) - is that possible or will it corrupt my setup (as Windows requires a primary partition)?

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    What about going virtual under Ubuntu? With enough RAM and your SSD setup, you'll get good performance and you'll have Windows sand-boxed so nothing bad happens to your host OS. Food for thought.
    – KTech
    Aug 20, 2013 at 15:46
  • Yeah, I'd normally do that but I had problems with my graphics driver under Ubuntu and couldn't get video acceleration under Virtualbox working. And Windows is just installed to play new, video-heavy games. Guess I'll have to get back to this solution and try again. Aug 21, 2013 at 8:12
  • From @user459506: Xen might work for this... it's not the easy way, but it might work. forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=112013
    – fixer1234
    Jun 16, 2015 at 20:43

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LVM on Windows

I think it's safe to say, no you can't do that. Windows doesn't understand LVM at all. You CAN however implement @KTech's solution. That's the way I'd go.

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