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How to combine my root / home block devices

So I recently moved from a 120gb SSD to a 512gb SSD to prevent this exact problem that I am now faced with again for a reason I can't understand. TL;DR at the bottom is probably enough as I'm sure this problem is simple to solve, but here is relevant info in case it is necessary.

Physically, I have:

  • 2TB HD(x2)
  • 8TB HD
  • 512 GB SSD (my OS is installed on here)
  • 120GB SSD(old OS, hoping to purge this and use it for extra storage once this is solved)

Now this is why shows for my drives: https://i.imgur.com/KXYBWaa.png

Now, I suppose I understand that my 512gb SSD got split into 3 "Block Devices", but I don't want that.

So my question is, how can I combine all of those drives into just the one drive? No matter if the current user is using root or me (which, by the way, is the one thing I can't stand while trying to learn the Linux ecosystem. I am struggling to get over is the idea that there have to be separate users on one computer.) I am the only user. I am root. I don't want different blocks for different users. This is why I bought a bigger drive. So I wouldn't keep running out of drive space.

Any help on how to fix this would be amazing. I don't want to wipe the data on that drive (or any of the three) but I really need my computer to NOT write stuff to different places depending on who is using it.

TL;DR: I want to consolidate my "home","root", and "swap" Block Devices into just one drive that is used by all users (since I am the only user).

Thank you.

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updated 2018-05-23 07:17:47 -0500

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How to combine my root / home block devices

So I recently moved from a 120gb SSD to a 512gb SSD to prevent this exact problem that I am now faced with again for a reason I can't understand. TL;DR at the bottom is probably enough as I'm sure this problem is simple to solve, but here is relevant info in case it is necessary.

Physically, I have:

  • 2TB HD(x2)
  • 8TB HD
  • 512 GB SSD (my OS is installed on here)
  • 120GB SSD(old OS, hoping to purge this and use it for extra storage once this is solved)

Now this is why shows for my drives: https://i.imgur.com/KXYBWaa.pngdrives:

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Now, I suppose I understand that my 512gb SSD got split into 3 "Block Devices", but I don't want that.

So my question is, how can I combine all of those drives into just the one drive? No matter if the current user is using root or me (which, by the way, is the one thing I can't stand while trying to learn the Linux ecosystem. I am struggling to get over is the idea that there have to be separate users on one computer.) I am the only user. I am root. I don't want different blocks for different users. This is why I bought a bigger drive. So I wouldn't keep running out of drive space.

Any help on how to fix this would be amazing. I don't want to wipe the data on that drive (or any of the three) but I really need my computer to NOT write stuff to different places depending on who is using it.

TL;DR: I want to consolidate my "home","root", and "swap" Block Devices into just one drive that is used by all users (since I am the only user).

Thank you.