If it visible if you enter the bios?
It's not on the list of boot devices and I don't find it in the visual bios tool. It may be that the wifi card antenna wires are a problem. I'm going to try booting without it and also reseat the mSATA drive.
(neither of those actions had any effect
The drive is a Samsung SSD 840EVO mSATA - 250GB
Apparently the mSATA drive was bad. I bought a new one this morning and everything fell into place. Lubuntu now installed and I have a very lively little computer.