Before you can perform a full export, you will need to precreate the destination database. Then precreate any tablespaces you'll need. If you perform a FULL export, it will contain all of the CREATE USER and CREATE ROLE statements for you. It will also contain the CREATE TABLESPACE statements, but I usually precreate the tablespaces, since my directory structure is not quite the same on the destination server.
Visit the Oracle8i 8.1.7 Documentation guide to find information on installing Oracle 8.1.7 for Linux. In the Linux Intel section, you will see the Installation Guide in PDF form.
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