qemu-diskp is a FUSE mounter to mount virtual disk images. Most virtual machine environments provide a raw disk model to the operating system(s) they host. Typically this raw disk is stored as a simple file rather than a dedicated hardware device. Since the file is a bit-image of what would normally be an actual hardware disk, it holds a complete disk layout. This makes it difficult to mount or manage each of the filesystems within that virtual disk image by the host machine, especially if the file for the image is itself a composite, such as a qemu qcow2 file. This project provides a FUSE based filesystem that presents each of the partitions in a full disk image as individual files. Those files may then be accessed by user-level applications (e.g. fsck or mke2fs) or loop-back mounted, enabling normal file system tools to examine or modify their contents.
losetup-utils are three bash scripts that attempt to make the use of losetup a bit easier and faster. losetup can be fast, easy, and practical if you need to transport sensitive information over the Internet or in CD's, DVD's, or a pendrive. Also, if you want to store private data on your hard disk or in the cloud, an encrypted volume can be a convenient choice. The types of encryption can be any installed on the system.