I have read through all post I can find regarding the installation of 16.04 LTS on a Dell R640 server with a PERC H740 p controller. Everything I have found relates to adding the driver AFTER installing the kernel or during an upgrade from a previous build, not during a bare metal install on new hardware. The problem I am facing is that I can't write the boot image without installing the driver DURING the install as there are no drives mounted to write to. I have been able to install 17.10 LTS and upgrade it to 18.04 successfully. I need to build a 16.04 image for an application and can't locate the driver as a separate download to add during the build.
How do I ADD the driver DURING the install?