So basically I need some help partitioning my HDD for installing Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8.1 which is already installed. I'm still relatively new to using Linux & it's various Distro's. Ubuntu being my favorite thus far out of 2 I've tried (I know, I've barely scratched the surface on the flavors of Linux out there) I've installed Ubuntu twice now, the first Time had no Idea what I was doing since I have never dual-booted anything, except for using Multi-ROM on Android to dual-boot various ROMs, namely Ubuntu-Touch on my Nexus 4...can't wait for the Nexus 5 version. I ended up just using the Wubi installer from inside windows, for Ubuntu 12.04, but it ran like crap cause it wasn't setup/optimized Properly. The 2nd time, I partitioned my drive myself following a couple guides. Ran pretty good, but from what I read afterwards, I still coulda done a better job, and missed of the stuff from the guides, just cause I was an idiot and didn't wanna ask for help.
Both those times were with Windows 7 as my Secondary OS, but now I have upgraded to Windows 8.1 and I got a copy of Ubuntu 13.04, and I wanna dual-boot as I said. I have been getting into Programming & Development (Mostly Android Apps, ROMs, Kernels, etc etc, but also have been messing around with PC Game design) so I was hoping that someone could point me in the direction of a good guide for setting up my partitions. I am doing this on my Laptop which has the following Specs -
AMD Phenom II Triple Core @ 2.6Ghz
OCZ 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz
WD 1TB SATA (6GB/s) HDD
AMD/ATi Radeon Mobility 5870HD
blah blah blah
So that's what I need to optimize my install for. Not that great, but good for my purpose of Development, and gaming on the go. Just thought I would give as much info as possible. Been awhile since I've had to be a newb lol I've been building Custom PC's since i was 15 (27 now) but never really got into Linux until this year. Feel like a dumbass for what I've been missing out on.