> For example, suppose you want to upgrade your hard disk. With Slackware it is a simple task to plug in the second disk, boot the machine, partition the second disk and copy everything across, and install the boot loader on the second disk.
Yeah, and with LVM you can do that on-the-fly and safely move LVs while using them. You just move the LVs between PVs (the disks) within the same VG and finally you remove the old drive. You can even do it all incrementally.