Originally posted by snocked
Uh... you need a space before the -D. Also, not sure about the implications of this, but, from the man pages:
"This switch is assumed if smbd is executed on the command line of a shell."
Also, check into:
chkconfig smb on
This turns on Samba service to start automatically in run levels 3, 4, or 5.
Edit: Oh, I just saw your "if I decide to not have them at startup."