I've managed to get Linux V1.2.13 to see my quad-speed NEC-271 (ATAPI)
CDROM, since I moved it to the second IDE controller (from the Soundblaster
IDE port). CD mounts perfectly during boot-up process.
However, after reading/copying from the CD for a while under Linux (varies
from 2-10 minutes) all activity comes to a complete standstill. The entire
system hangs. The only "recovery" is to flip the power!
First IDE has 2 Seagate drives connected (1.6Gb & 2Gb) - no problems!
CD works fine under Win95 & OS/2, so I don't suspect any h/w issues.