An Ubuntu LIVE disk was used to chroot into a Manjaro installed system. Isn't Linux wonderful?
In this case... Manjarofan2013 has 2 partitions
/dev/sda1 = /
/dev/sda2 = SWAP
So the procedure to get chrooted into the system and effect a repair is not as daunting as you might think. Using just about any LIVE cd... You can access your system and effect repairs. In this case it was a corrupt video driver. It was unknown as to whether or not updates completed successfully.
First we need to elevate user privledges while booted into the live cd.
next you can find out which partitions you need to mount
As aforementioned, there are 2 partitions. /dev/sda1 is the partition we must work with. The syntax to mount this Manjaro system is:
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
Now we change to the root directory of the mounted partition.
Next a series of commands are executed so we can work within the installed system which needs to be fixed.
mount -t proc proc /mnt/proc
mount -t sysfs sys /mnt/sys
mount -o bind /dev /mnt/dev
mount -t devpts pts /mnt/dev/pts/
We will need to download files into our installed system to effect repairs:
cp /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/etc/resolv.conf
and now we can chroot into the system and work with pacman
We are GOLDEN NOW... a series of commands can be executed
sudo pacman-mirrors -g
sudo pacman -Syyu
A video driver problem prevented the system from booting so we rolled back to the FREE driver:
sudo mhwd -a pci free 0300 -f
Close the terminal and reboot... PROFIT... the system can be accessed now.