I just purchased RH Enterprise AS 3.0 online at an educational price.
These cd's can boot? If they can boot, just boot the machine with it and follow the onscreen instructions.
To what drive shall I download the software? Must I write the software to a CDROM in order to install it?
Well, the drive doesn't matter much. If this software is an .iso image, you have to burn cd's with it.
As I do not have a CDROM burner, could I purchase an installation CD?
I guess you can.
Have you any hints or instructions for installing the new system (other than performing a clean installation)? I tried to find instructions for installation on the RH site, but no luck.
You have to boot the machine with the installation cds. Once booted, the install program will give you detailed info on what are you doing, and will only write to disk if you explicitly tell it to. So, the process is rather straightforward. When you get to the partition section, just do not tell the partitioner to install or partition in the wrong place. Everything else is a matter of taste.
Post again if you get stuck.