I am currently running a dual boot system (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04) on an 250GB SSD. About 2/5 for Windows, 3/5 for Ubuntu. I also have a 1TB HDD for storage formatted in NTFS where I have symbolic links to my /Pictures, /Videos, from both OSes so I can share the files. All this is outlined in this HOW TO. I'm starting to run out of space on both partitions of my SSD, mainly due to programs. I have seen people creating symbolic links to programs in Ubuntu, but I don't know how to do this on Windows. I would like to link some less frequently used programs from both OSes to my 1TB HDD. My questions are:
What file format do I need to use on my HDD to keep an executable there? For Windows? For Ubuntu?
How do I mount all these partitions on startup?
Thanks in advance.