So putting a swap at the end of my main patition would be better for ff? I have my swap at the beginning.
It's not that important if you have only one linux partition and one swap partition.
If all works well with your full install, that's fine, too. Especially if you don't want to update or upgrade the install.
For a frugal install, you'd better partition appr. this way:
1. A linux ext3, size about 2 GB for each Puppy you want to install frugally plus 2GB for other programs. So for 3 Puppies you'd want 8GB, for 1 Puppy maybe 4 to 5 GB.
2. Next one or two partitions for your data. Can be ext 2/3, FAT, NTFS, as you wish.
3. Swap of 512MB at the end.
Keep in mind, though, that you can't have more than 4 primary partitions. If you need more, than item #2 here should be one extended partition, divided in as many logical partitions as you may wish.
Now, let's assume you have created one 5GB ext3 partition (hda1), one more primary partition 34.5 GB (hda2)and one swap 512MB (hda3); all with gparted from the LiveCD.
Next still in the CD, setup grub to hda1 using the program Grub Bootloader config.
Now copy from the mounted ISO 4 files to hda1 into a new directory "214": initrd.gz, pup_214x.sfs, vmlinuz, zdrv_214X.sfs.
Then open /boot/grub/menu.lst and add the grub stanza I gave you above. Change it to hda1, where applicable.
Then reboot from the CD without saving and you should see the grub splash screen, and the system should boot.
Setup your 214x to your requirements and reboot again, this time saving to a pupsave file in the directory 214.
Once the pupsave file is all setup to your liking do make a copy onto hda2 as a backup.