Well, we can determine if a image doesn\'t have sshd, but we will have no way to fix it because we don\'t have the experience of building custom booting images.[/quote]
It just a few steps to add sshd to a system.
Easiest if you can borrow an HDMI monitor for a few minutes, plug your PI in and then install OpenSSH.
If for some strange reason you cannot borrow a monitor for a few minutes then you could boot another Linux system on your laptop and then copy the files onto the SD.
There are also USB to RS232 dongles which are nice and cheap but then you would have to direct the shell to then dongle, again would need to copy files or borrow a monitor.
Best not to solder really, even after you have soldered the pins you would to create a driver and then have to configure the PI to use your \'uart\'.
Stick with SSH & VNC.
Sorry, forgot to say how:
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sudo apt-get install openssh-server
provide password and answer \'yes\' if prompted.