Hmm.. usually when you make a boot floppy image you have to raw write it, not just copy the files on the way you might in windows.
I think that might be your problem.
Could you give details of what you did ?
Hmm just uncompressing it onto disks will not work if you're supposed to be raw writing it.. I'm not sure how to make it span floppies though. Maybe you can email the guy who wrote the driver, from my experience I find people are quite keen to help out.
Otherwise maybe try a later version of the distro, it will probably recognise your hardware straight up.