sodaa; and all ->

I do not know what to make of this. I had expected the output of "/dev/mapper" to indicate dynamic partitioning... humm, - I stand in need of education. On my 3 hard disk 'buntu installs -. out put from "ls /dev/mapper" is a mere " "control"- // does sodaa's output of "/dev/mapper/control" and no other files still indicate a dynamic partitioning scheme ? If those results show conventional partitioning, how come fdisk shows a "sfs" file system ?

Are we to the point of installing that disk on a windows box and looking at the disk from a windows perspective ?
I find myself lacking <== BDQ