I think ive worked my self into quite the corner here. I have done extensive searching here and trying but no one seems to have run into my particular situation.
My partition sceme:
sda1 mounted at / (manjaro installed here)
sda2 empty (for future distro)
sda3 empty (for future dsitro)
|_sda6 mounted at /share(to share data between OS)
So what my problem IS NOT is that I have no problem getting into my desktop.
What my problem IS is that I want to install another distro on a seperate partition. I probably messed it up from the beginning. I Installed manjaro in a to a MBD partition. I didnt think my laptop had UEFI style bios on my initial install. I can however toggle from UEFI to legacy boot mode.
-While in Legacy bootmode , i am unable to boot from USB to install another distro on a seperate partition. I get stuck on a screen that just says "GRUB".
-In UEFI boot mode i get sent to grub rescue which says "filesystem unrecognizeable". A ls shows 3 listings ; (hd0) (hd1) (cd0). Im not too familiar with grub but every other example i find shows the ls as coming up with a format similar to (hd0,6)
This double sucks because i cant even partition my drive again as I cant get into a live environment.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.