Well the task can be replicated on any PS3 like I said, even post boot (remove cable after console is loaded up)... I'll offer $20 to anyone who remedies this, knowingly or unknowingly (via paypal of course).
Maybe modifying the hyper-visor system calls to disable any call to read/write/check bdrom would solve the problem temporarily?
Edit: I asked around and found a thread that someone off topic'd with the same problem. Others suggest that it has to do with the Hardware ID as specified in the JIG Guide that uses the BD-ROM to generate it.
I still am determined to figure out why the applications crash despite there being no need for the HW-ID, aka code is obviously being ran for the OS.