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.

(Edit 1)
I have located more information on the SSD. I found this information in the system profiler on OS X High Sierra. 

>Apple SSD Controller:
>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