I am currently trying to install Ubuntu 18.10 on a HP X310 headless server with no VGA port. Due to this I am unable to install directly on the machine. I have a system with similar specs and same networking chip that I am able to install on, then swap the hard drive over. This appears to work, but I cannot get the network port working. I know this because I am able to blind type 'shutdown now' and it will work.
Is there a way in netplan to force the system to update the network card on the next boot, or is there a way to blind type a command that would make netplan configured the new network port?