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okay, I'm going to take a long shot. Since it isn't mounting at boot, but does after boot.... it's something in the initrd (ramdisk) loading the reiserfs modules. There should be a line in the /boot/grub/menu.lst for the kernel you are booting. Should work since it was a mirror image. I'm not up on FC4, but let me look around. I've read something in the past about reiserfs and FC. RH officially supports ext2/3.
Maybe corrupted reiserfs driver file during the dd. // skip that. maybe something pertaining the boot process.
You haven't make any changes to the /boot or /ext files?
Actually I'm glad you responded back. Some never give the answer or outcome of problems when it's something on the the user's end or not. Leaving the hired help hanging. Just tuck tail and come back with a different username.
Maybe i know what's going on. There are two partitions involved:
/dev/hda2 with mount point /
/dev/hda4 with mount point /home
but actually /home is defined twice :
on /dev/hda2 as a subdirectory of /
on /dev/hda4 as the root-directory
I think the firtst will inhibit the mounting of the second... I noticed u copied the data to the new home. so, first be sure yo have a rescue disk for your distro. Then reboot as usual, do "mv /home /home.old" and reboot again. If your PC locks up, then boot from rescue disk, mount /dev/hda2 manually and restore the old name. Good luck !