I didn't look at your manuals but try what you have or go get the crossover. Some switches have the uplink port for linking. No configuration needed.
The two switches i am using are:
Cisco catalyst express 500 and
Linksys 24 port 10/100 switch model no. SR224
Do I need to use a crossover cable? also do I need to configure anything? The Cisco catalyst express 500 is currently hooked to my router and all 24 ports are full... it has 2 other port to the right of it labled 1 and 2...