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I am sorry to hear you are having issues with your Intel® NUC.
On this Intel® NUC, there is only the following:
- eMMC internal/embedded storage which contained the OS (Windows® 10 Home + Product Key Code)
- M.2 connector type E that was prepopulated with Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 module. This connector only supports wireless/Bluetooth/cellular devices (here is a good article describing different types of connectors).
- A SATA 3.0 connector that supports one 2.5“ SSD or HDD up to 9.5mm.
- Make sure you have supported devices installed.
- The eMMC storage is enabled in the BIOS (under onboard devices).
- Confirm you have the latest BIOS. If yes, please try a BIOS recovery.
- Confirm OpenELEC is supported on flash memory/eMMC.
I hope this helps.
It's not an mSATA; it's an eMMC. After configuring for Linux, exit Visual BIOS with a save and, during reboot, use F2 to then reenter Visual BIOS. This will cause eMMC to be disabled, I believe. You re-enable its support in the Advanced / Devices and Peripherals scene. Add checkmark for the eMMC Built-in Storage option in the Onboard Devices tab. I believe you are also required to enable UEFI and install the O/S for UEFI (i.e. to GPT-based partitions).
Hope this helps,