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

I have tried 
    `nvme_load=yes`
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.

(Update 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:
 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 `

(Update 2)
`lsblk` from a xubuntu 18.04.1 live installer does not show any pcie or nvme devices.