Quick note about my system: I have an absolutely clean (in terms of data on hard drives) laptop with a 128gb SSD and 1TB HDD, both secure boot and UEFI can be disabled in bios menu.
My question is really about partitions:
Basically, I want to install Windows 8 on SSD with user files on HDD, and same with Ubuntu. I think it will be a good idea to create partitions from Ubuntu Live USB using GParted before installing any of the operating systems.
Could you please advise me on partitions? I know that Windows 8 requires a NTFS partition and Ubuntu requires "/", "/boot", "/home" and "swap" partitions on ext4 but where should I place them?
My best guess is making a 30gb NTFS on SSD for Windows 8 and pointing all user folders to the HDD by editing registry, than using the rest of SSD for all 4 Ubuntu partitions as most of Ubuntu software I use is lightweight (+ I'm pretty sure I'll be able to access the HDD anyway). But I'm not sure whether such partitioning will cause problems or not.