I have the same problem with a Sony USB Key that after I mount it, It is read only as a user. When I plug it in, it is detected as "assuming Write-Enabled". I've tried changing the permissions in the fstab to no avail. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. Here is the site I followed to get it working:
In that page, they say to have this be your line in the fstab: /dev/sda /mnt/fob vfat uid=1000,gid=1000,user,noauto,noatime 0 0
Is this correct? After I followed this and mounted my USB key, it has permissions rwxr-xr-x no matter what I do.
Thanks for any help.
Edit: I'm using Fedora Core 2 with the lateset 2.6.8-1.521 kernel.