ThinkPad T460s with NVMe on jessie

This is rather "a note to self"; maybe this is of any worth for others too...

Since recently, I own a new Thinkpad T460s, including a "NVM Express" ('NVMe') SSD.

Unfortunately, plain jessie can't deal with initramfs creation for nvme properly, and also some other skylake related updates seem mandatory...

To fixup NVMe initramfs creation, you need quite some galore of backports:

aptitude install initramfs-tools/jessie-ab-stable busybox/jessie-ab-stable   # choose the resolution that only does updates or new installs

Altogether, I ended up with these extra debs from backports/hellfield, making it work considerably (there are still ongoing unresolved linux/skylake problems, though ;/) well under jessie:

root@weslok-ng:~# aptitude  --display-format="%p" search "~S ~i ~A jessie-backports"
firmware-amd-graphics
firmware-iwlwifi
firmware-linux-nonfree
firmware-misc-nonfree
irqbalance
linux-image-4.5.0-0.bpo.1-amd64
linux-image-amd64
xserver-xorg-video-intel

root@weslok-ng:~# aptitude  --display-format="%p" search "~S ~i ~A jessie-ab"
bash-completion
busybox
e2fslibs
e2fsprogs
init-system-helpers
initramfs-tools
initramfs-tools-core
initscripts
klibc-utils
libfdisk1
libklibc
libsmartcols1
sysvinit-utils
util-linux