How can you get any version of linux to see the 2018 MBP/TB SSD during installation? 

I have tried 
in place of 
    `quiet ---`
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.