Yet I am not sure if you can change these "attributes" on a vfat partition. You might have to Google around for answers. Nevertheless I would first try the usual ways with chmod and chown. Remember however that vfat does not support them, so probably they will not work.
I worked on FC4 and FC6 for quite some time, and I agree that it is fun, until I tried SuSe. Being hard-headed, I then installed Slackware (because everyone says it is the distro not to use) for good.