I first downloaded DSL to recover some data from a managers laptop. The data was in an NTFS partition that was not readable in windows. I was also unable to read it in ERD Commander.I am typing these steps from memory and will check for accuracy later.
1) Boot PC with needed data using a DSL CD.
2) After DSL is running open a command prompt and mount the drive with the needed data and mount whatever you are planning on copying the data to (You could copy over the network but I used a 1GB Pen Drive.)
a) 'mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/hd' . Where hda1 is the first
partition on the first hard drive. Change the /dev/hda1 if
if you are mounting a different drive or partition.
b) 'mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/hda2'. To mount the pendrive.
3) Copy the data to the pendrive using a file manager or console commands.
4) Unmount the drives. 'umount /mnt/hd' and 'umount /mnt/hda2'.