locked out after re-install

User 7

New Member
I used the panel to re-install the operating system, Debian 6, on the VPS. There was a blank for setting the root password. I put a password in that blank -- but after the install the server does not accept the password, so I can't use it.

I did the re-install three times, each time it accepted the password with confirmation, and each time rejected it when I tried to log in as root on the new system.

So now I'm locked out and can't get any work done ..