Failing To Boot After Installing Proprietary Nvidia Drivers - Full System Upgrade Through Chroot Did Nothing

Graphics Card - GTX 1060
Dual Booted System

Installed proprietary drivers for Nvidia, and lo and behold I have a black screen. When running from a live USB, I can't run the image with non-free drivers. It suffered a similar problem to what I am facing now. Unfortunately, now I have my boot up animation play after booting Manjaro and then nothing. It stays with the final frame of the animation showing and nothing else. This animation is external to either OS.

The driver it installed is "video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-430xx-bumblebee".

I have been unable to boot into a terminal. I was unable to do a full system upgrade via chroot because "there is nothing to do". I am struggling to work out how to resolve this.
Cheers.

Is it a Laptop with hibrid graphics, or a Desktop and you still have the iGPU enabled in BIOS ?
From live media, open terminal and provide:
inxi -Fxxxza --no-host
Copy and paste it here using ``` above and bellow for proper formatting.

It is a laptop. I believe it is hybrid graphics.

This is what it returned. It is currently using free drivers on account of not being able to boot with nonfree.

System:
  Kernel: 5.4.6-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 ang=en_US keytable=us 
  tz=UTC driver=free nouveau.modeset=1 i915.modeset=1 radeon.modeset=1 
  misobasedir=manjaro misolabel=MJRO1815 quiet systemd.show_status=1 
  Desktop: Gnome 3.34.2 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 3.34.1 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: Strix GL704GM_GL704GM v: 1.0 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: GL704GM v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: American Megatrends v: GL704GM.305 date: 04/24/2019 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 60.2 Wh condition: 61.3/66.0 Wh (93%) volts: 15.7/15.7 
  model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery type: Li-ion serial: <filter> 
  status: Not charging 
CPU:
  Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-8750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: A (10) 
  microcode: CA L2 cache: 9216 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 52815 
  Speed: 900 MHz min/max: 800/4100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 899 2: 900 
  3: 900 4: 900 5: 900 6: 900 7: 900 8: 900 9: 900 10: 900 11: 900 12: 900 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages 
  Type: l1tf 
  mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, 
  IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:3e9b 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP106M [GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile] vendor: ASUSTeK 
  driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1c20 
  Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.6 driver: nouveau compositor: gnome-shell 
  resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics 630 (Coffeelake 3x8 GT2) 
  v: 4.6 Mesa 19.3.1 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a348 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP106 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:10f1 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.6-2-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9560 [Jefferson Peak] driver: iwlwifi 
  v: kernel port: 5000 bus ID: 00:14.3 chip ID: 8086:a370 
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: eno2 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.16 TiB used: 137.4 MiB (0.0%) 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Western Digital 
  model: PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1002 size: 238.47 GiB block size: 
  physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 serial: <filter> 
  rev: 20110000 scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LX015-1U7172 size: 931.51 GiB 
  block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: SDM1 scheme: GPT 
  ID-3: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Verbatim model: STORE N GO 
  size: 14.46 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
  serial: <filter> rev: PMAP scheme: MBR 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw size: N/A size: 11.62 GiB used: 137.4 MiB (1.2%) fs: overlay 
  source: ERR-102 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 64.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 51 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2700 
Info:
  Processes: 304 Uptime: 31m Memory: 15.49 GiB used: 1.46 GiB (9.4%) 
  Init: systemd v: 242 Compilers: gcc: N/A Shell: bash v: 5.0.11 
  running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.37 

My recommendation is to drop the video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-430xx-bumblebee and go with video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-440xx-prime
The when you want to run something with the dGPU you use:
prime-run steam
or
DRI_PRIME=1 steam

Another way for that Laptop model is to use this

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About to ask a stupid question. How would I change this from the USB image? chroot and just mhwd? I am also new to Manjaro so which of the links would I be going for in what you provided? GDM?

Yes, that should work.

If you have Gnome installed, then yes, only for GDM you have to follow that how-to.

I will try get it to a state where I can boot it then proceed to install the GDM version of that. I'll reply with the results.

Needed to change from bumblebee, which allowed me to boot. From then on, set up for the tool you provided has worked a treat. Cheers.

Have run into a problem. May have celebrated too soon.
Nevermind. All good. Cheers.

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