Debian based net installer for 17.04 for testing .
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxoZd ... C1QSE9OZnM
Gives an error during installation after the "Select and Install Software" (Tested on Sam460ex) but select the next option "Continue without Bootloader" after to complete the installation.
Also you need to remove remove packages lsvpd and ppc64-diag on rebooting .
Tested on X5000.
I was not able to successfully install Ubuntu-Mate 17.04 via the Debian-based installer.
-during install, received the partitioning warning, this warning also comes up with Ubuntu-Mate 16.04 and Debian-8, but choosing yes to continue works fine
-during install, after files were installed, received an "Installation Fail" warning regarding lsvdp configuration, choosing "Continue without Bootloader" works and installation finishes
-upon reboot the system displays blank/black screen; I logged into terminal and removed lsvdp and ppc-diag, then rebooted again, this time the system showed the MATE desktop login screen
-able to enter username and password, but no panels, menus or icons load
I was able to successfully install Debian-8.
-did not receive lsvdp error, did not have to remove lsdvp or ppc64-diag
-tested both KDE and MATE, both seem to work very well except I cannot get graphics hardware acceleration working (installed non-free firmware)