I have no idea what you are talking about
ReiserFs is a journaling file system. The default in suse. It doesn't matter. If you have "unallocated space" it's not reiserfs's fault since it does nothing to the partition table. "unallocated space" means there are no partitions.
If you are able to access the partitions now, it means the partition table is still there. So what gives you the idea it is gone?
anywho. rebooting can't do any more harm.
boot back to linux, and post the output of "sudo fdisk -l"