** Also affects: subiquity (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

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  linux-firmware package not available in server installer

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Bug description:
  I downloaded the latest Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server image from the
  website, verified the image and wrote it using Startup Disk Creator to
  a USB drive.  Everything worked just fine up until the Network
  Configuration section.

  It auto-detected both Broadcom NetXtreme II 5708 network adapters and
  I am given the option to configure the IPv4/6 networking, Create a
  Bond, etc.  No matter which option I try to choose there is no way to
  move forward from this screen.

  Upon checking the dmesg output on tty2, I see the installer failing to
  find the firmware file bnx2-mips-06-6.2.3.fw which is required for the
  network adapters.  And upon looking further into the issue I
  discovered this file should be in the linux-firmware package.

  Now here is where it gets weird, to bypass the issue of the stuck
  installer, I simply entered my BIOS and disabled my network adapters
  and the installer was able to continue and I was able to get the OS
  installed.  After the installer completed I entered the BIOS again and
  re-enabled the network adapters to begin troubleshooting the issue,
  and to my surprise on first boot of the freshly installed OS, the
  network adapters worked without an apt update, upgrade or anything.
  dpkg shows linux-firmware installed.

  Is the linux-firmware package simply missing from the installer image

  Also I should note this issue affects the latest daily server image as
  well, which I also tried.

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