Newb needs help with partitions

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I'm installing Ubuntu 13.10 on an external 1TB hard drive, and hoping to dual boot it alongside my main drive which is an SSD running windows 8. I'm about to install but a bit confused about all these partitions such as /boot, /home etc. The drive will be half NTFS for shared backup files with windows, and the other half linux stuff. I know to make a primary ext4 partition with a "/" mount point, and a swap space for hibernate, but beyond that I'm not sure. Any tips would be appreciated. (HowTos)