non-root user cannot access Windows partition
i have a dual-boot Gentoo and Windows XP computer. one of the partitions on my harddrive, /dev/hda7, is a Fat32 partition created by WinXP. my goal is to have that partiion be a location for shared data between the OSes (firefox bookmarks, thunderbird mail, documents, etc.)
my /etc/fstab has this entry:
/dev/hda7 /mnt/win_f vfat noatime 0 1
this seems to work in that when the system boots up, if i su to root, i can see the contents of that partition
however, if i am not su'ed, but logged in as my normal desktop user, i cannot access that drive.
here is the permissions on /mnt/win_f
drwxr--r-- 8 root root 16384 Jan 1 1970 win_f
i tried to change the permissions but it seemed unsuccessful. how do i allow this non-root user to access this partition? does that user have to be a member of a group or something that I didn't give it access to?