I am looking for help with setting up a partitioning scheme for a Dual Boot system. As of now I have Windows 7 installed on an SSD, and a storage drive that holds all documents, pictures, downloads, games, and pretty much everything. The SSD is primarily for the OS. I would like to dual boot, installing linux beside windows on my SSD. But I also want to have all documents, downloads, and pretty much everything saved to the HDD. I am looking for help setting up a partition scheme that will fit my needs.
I'm guessing my two drives will need to be separated into 4 main partitions. Windows OS/Linux OS on the SSD, and Windows storage/Linux Storage on the HDD. However, I have heavily optimized settings in windows to reduce writes to the SSD and improve speed. I would like to do the same with Linux; so far I've read that /home, /var and /tmp should be stored on the HDD. Do they each get their own partition? If so how large? Also, where does the /boot directory go? Does it get it's own partition? If so how large should it be, and which drive should it be on?
That's all I can think of for now. For the record, I will be installing Linux Mint 13. The LTS appeals to me, plus apparently many improvements made in newer versions have been backported already.