Originally Posted by spiky0011
I take it I can still carry on building blfs from within he chroot enviroment as I have been lfs.
In theory you probably(!! never tried this myself) can do this, but why would you?
One reason _not_ to do this: A chrooted environment uses the hosts kernel, not the one LFS is build on (and this is also true if the kernel number is the same!!!). Another reason would be: The hosts /dev, /proc and /sys are uses.
The reason one builds an LFS system and on top BLFS is to use it. If you finished LFS successfully, you have a mean lean LFS system which is perfect to build BLFS on.
I really don't see the up-side of continuing use of the chrooted environment to build BLFS if you have a working LFS to do this.
When in the chroot can I switch to a created user to install packages
This I don't get. Is that a question or a statement?