I have tried
in place of
with Ubuntu 18.04.1 and Xubuntu 18.04.
df -h results in only the system generated mounts and the installation media.
The weekly live including firmware image of Debian also fails to discover the ssd.
I have located more information on the SSD. I found this information in the system profiler on OS X High Sierra.
Apple SSD Controller: APPLE SSD AP1024M: Capacity: 1 TB (1,000,555,581,440 bytes) TRIM Support: Yes Model: APPLE SSD AP1024M Revision: 177.77.7 Serial Number: C02829600M9JPD216 Link Width: x4 Link Speed: 8.0 GT/s Detachable Drive: No BSD Name: disk0 Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table) . Removable Media: No S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
lsblk from a xubuntu 18.04.1 live installer does not show any pcie or nvme devices.
Note: the installer and Gparted fail to list it. Typically these both require an unmounted drive to work with. So, it simply does not see the SSD. I read that this system uses a PCIE SSD , though im not sure how to send a kernel module to allow use of it.