I'm a Linux user of too many moons and an ARM user for a few as well, but RPi is a bit different and I don't know how to get to the point of seeing a boot screen.
I torrented the img, dd'd it to my sd card, plugged it into the RPi and realized that there's no serial or usb-serial connector (what!?).
I've plugged it into my TV both HDMI and RCA, but I don't see anything. I tried pinging the first few IP addresses that OS X gives out for ICS (192.168.2.2-5), nada.
How am I supposed to watch the kernel boot and get to a prompt?