open up a terminal window
type 'su' to log in as root, and enter the root password.
create a directory in the /mnt folder where you will be mounting the windows/ntfs partition:
run the program 'gedit' (which im sure is included in linspire) and load the file /etc/fstab (filesystem table), do this by typing this command:
add a new line to the end of this file:
/dev/hdX# /mnt/windows ntfs auto,users,umask=000,rw 0 0
for /dev/hdX#: replace the X with the letter of the harddrive that your windows partition is on. if you only have one hard drive, it will be 'a', if not, it might be 'b'. also, replace '#' with the number that your ntfs partition is on that hard drive (ie: 1,2,3...). make sure to 'save' the file, then you can close it.
if you dont want to guess what partition (X, or #) the NTFS one is, use the cfdisk program. (this is probably a much better idea, try this instead of guessing) type:
(if cfdisk doesnt work, just use fdisk, i forget which one it is)
it should then display you all the partitions on the specified hard drive (a or b). check for one that has a NTFS partition, and the number that goes with it will be the one that you put in the /etc/fstab file. for example, if /dev/hdb8 has a type of NTFS, then add /dev/hdb8 to your fstab file instead of /dev/hdX#.
now mount everything that is specified in your /etc/fstab file. use this command:
it will either work, or the last or last few lines of output it gives will tell you that your ntfs partition that your trying to mount isnt found.. so either your 'X' or the '#'s are wrong. this will probably just take trial and error to figure out (if you dont use cfdisk). if it does not give errors, browse to your /mnt/windows folder and all your ntfs partition should be there and you can then copy anything you want.
let me know if it works