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Hey guys I'm a total newby to linux so... I have this old laptop with a super old bios. system specs are:
Intel celeron 433Mhz
64mb pc100 ram
1.44mb floppy
No ethernet port/wireless card

Basically the cd drive is shot as is the hd. so basically I've Forced boot both DSL and DSL-N via usb by using the a floppy image (obviously both systems weren't running at once; also there is no usb boot option as the laptop is about 14 years old). I'm quite happy with everything as it all runs fairly quick (for a 433) and only uses 20mb ram.
Now I'm trying to use a usb to ethernet adapter I had lying around. As the device isn't automatically detected, I opened up terminal and ran:

....> modprobe pegasus
....> pump -i eth0

The problem is immediately after <modprobe pegasus> I get an error message saying

Cannot find dependency file /lib/.../2.4.__/modules/modules.dep (obviously not exactly what it says but it serves the purpose).

I kinda know what's wrong but I don't know why. The system is searching for kernel '2.4.whatever' but what I find on my usbdrive is kernel '2.6.whatever'. Both DSL and DSL-N do this though I'm not sure if the were searching for the same kernel versions or not.

I havne't updated anything. The files are as I downloaded from the mirrors provided by DSL. I'm wondering if it's possilbly because the version of syslinux I downloaded is newer than the actual version of DSL...
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It sounds like the peaguses module is not being found where modules are stored (in the /lib directory). So it is complaining there is no such module to load. Therefore, you will have to either compile the module into the kernel or download it via the package manager (does DSL even have a package manager? I have zero experience with DSL).
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well yea but the thing is, DSL is searching for pegasus in \\lib\\2.4.xx\\...\\ but I have \\lib\\2.6.xx\\...\\ there is no 2.4xx folder because I believe I'm running a newer kernel.
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