Originally posted by quest4knowledge
assuming it is an ide device you would put this line in your /etc/fstab
/dev/hdXY /mnt/windoze vfat defaults 0 0
/mnt/windoze= where ever you want to mount it
Hope this helps
Also, you may have problems accessing this as a user (not-root) depending on what your defaults are. If that is the case, modify the fstab to say
/dev/hdXY /mnt/windoze vfat defaults,umask=022 0 0
or you can set the umask to 222 or 002 or 000, depending on how secure you want the drive. By the way, umask is sorta like the reverse of chmod when it comes to numbering.
Also, sometimes windows (i know this happens in XP) likes to keep a stranglehold on the drives. If this is the case, go into windows, and change the local sharing on the drive.