Well after *a lot * of permutations & combinations, I finally got lucky!! All the 342 terms have been successfully loaded.
However, there are a couple of un-answered questions. The table had 2 columns. The 1st I'd give NULL values and the 2nd contained the terms.
Importing the above via the command like on my home system worked fine. However, when using phpmyadmin on the site, I had to remove the NULL values, the tab spacing and bring all the terms to the extreme left (ie: without any spacing before the term, otherwise everything would get messed up!)..Apart from that, I had to also *specify* the column the data had to be imported into....no wonder, it wasn't working before.
Thanks for all the help & pointers VoidMain....nothing like these forums....
PS: Regarding the shell access, were you referring to SSH?