I have tried everything, from nmap to AngryIP scanner to PiFinder and i cannot find the IP address. How could I go about this using a complete and total headless method - because on top of it all the HDMI to HDMI cable that I'm using doesn't work to display anything, and I can't use my MacBook as a display until I get the IP address in order to use Screen Sharing. Below is my last attempt. I need help I am really struggling. And I am a beginner to RPi stuff.
$ ping raspberrypi.local ping: cannot resolve raspberrypi.local: Unknown host