Originally Posted by themortarman
Here's the entry I use in my /etc/fstab file to mount my fat32 partition:
the rw option means read/write access, and the uid and gid are user and group ID numbers for the owner of the partition (500 being the default user, you). So, with these settings you have read/write access and ownership and hence the necessary permissions.
/dev/hda5 /mnt/my_win_dir vfat rw,noatime,uid=500,gid=500,user 0 0
Edit your mount point (/mnt/my_win_dir) as appropriate
Try it and see if it works for you