Well. I should have checked back here today before I tried again. I found it but in a terribly different direction.
I booted off the live usb with plans to manually cd over to it. When I tried to mount the hdd it could not be found. I then went into the gui and opened the partition manager which apon startup managed to mount the partitions on the drive. I was then able to navigate to it and edit it via kwrite.
You got me there in 5 seconds
Thank You adri_ht_!