When I installed the latest distribution on an SD card as the operating system for a brand new Raspberry Pi, unfortunately, I had no television to plug it to. Too bad, for it makes it impossible to run the usual setup. Worse, the Pi was running, doing nothing, and was inaccessible.
Fortunately, remote access is possible by enabling SSH, which is already installed.
When you have burnt the ISO to the SD card, two drives appear. One is the future root filesystem of your Pi, and the second named boot is where you must create an empty file named ssh (no extension).
There you go; plug a network cable and it is online. You can now log into it via SSH and run raspi-config.