Yes, it does. I'm convinced of that now. I bought a 2 gigabyte flash memory drive, tried to install Ubuntu Linux on it, and failed miserably (in more ways than just technologically). Seems like my flash drive chokes on transferring really huge files for some reason, which precludes its use as a bootable Live Ubuntu drive.
It's very interesting, though, and if I could ever get it to work, a source of personal techno-saavy Joy. Oh well, this develops character and reminds me the process of my sanctification is nowhere near finished (and is probably in the very early stages at that!).