Thanks for the links. While I still don't have write access, I have gotten my fstab fixed so that mounting is a much easier process. I think what I need to do is find some way to mount as a user and not as root.
Here's my fstab, for what it's worth:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# The following is an example. Please see fstab(5) for further details.
# Please refer to mount(1) for a complete description of mount options.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
# dump(8) uses the <dump> field to determine which file systems need
# to be dumped. fsck(8) uses the <pass> column to determine which file
# systems need to be checked--the root file system should have a 1 in
# this field, other file systems a 2, and any file systems that should
# not be checked (such as MS-initrd/mnt or NFS file systems) a 0.
# The Linux partitions
/dev/hda2 / ext2 defaults 0 1
# Shared Windows/Linux partition
#/dev/hda1 /mnt/dos msdos umask=0 0 0
#/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat fmask=111,dmask=0,quiet,shortname=mixed,user 0 0
#/dev/hda1 /mnt/win ntfs umask=0 0 0
//SCFSSERVER/frank /mnt/frank smbfs defaults,allow_other,umask=0,users,nls=utf8,noexec 0 0
//SCFSSERVER/CPSP /mnt/CPSP smbfs defaults,allow_other,umask=0,users,nls=utf8,noexec 0 0
# Floppy disks
# The 'noauto' option indicates that the file system should not be mounted
# with 'mount -a' 'user' indicates that normal users are allowed to mount
# the file system.
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto defaults,noauto,user 0 0
#/dev/fd1 /mnt/floppy auto defaults,noauto,user 0 0
# If you have a ls-120 floppy drive, it could be on /dev/hda b c d etc.
#/dev/hdd /mnt/ls120 auto defaults,noauto,user 0 0
# CDROM, CDWRITER, DVD
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 users,noauto,ro
# NFS file systems:
#linux01.gwdg.de:/suse/6.3/i386.de /mnt/nfs nfs defaults 0 0
# proc file system:
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Unix98 devpts filesystem:
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=666 0 0
# Shared memory filesystem:
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
# Basic USB filesystem
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
# example of a VFAT USB pendrive
#/dev/sda1 /mnt/pendrive vfat fmask=111,dmask=0,noauto,user,quiet,shortname=mixed 0 0
# Swap partitions
# The 'sw' option means auto activating with 'swapon -a'.
/dev/hda1 none swap sw 0 0